from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A convivial revel; a set-to at drinking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A period of drinking, especially one involving intensive alcohol consumption.


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  • Southern Persia food is hastily cooked at such times, wine strained, Kaliuns made ready and horses saddled for a ride to the nearest gardens and a happy drinking-bout under the cypresses.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We have given you out to be the most undaunted champion who ever wrestled in a drinking-bout at close quarters with the monster called Carousal, whom all bold spirits wish to try a fall with; we have gone so far as to say that you have never yet been worsted.

    The Magic Skin

  • One day at a drinking-bout this monster had the youth seized and mutilated, and why?


  • He felt as if he was bound to meet them when they summoned him, and that if they invited him to a horse-race, or a drinking-bout, or a match at cards, for the sake of Old Virginia he must not draw back.

    The Virginians

  • In the first room there is a birth, in another a death, in a third a sordid drinking-bout, and the detective and the Bible-reader cross upon the stairs.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • For many men in the quarter, unmarried and with no future to think of, the weekly drinking-bout was the one thing that made life worth living.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • If the drinking-bout had led to no other result than those night wanderings in the grounds of St. Crux, which had shown old Mazey the light in the east windows, his memory would unquestionably have presented it to him the next morning in the aspect of one of the praiseworthy achievements of his life.

    No Name

  • And all I have to show for it is the personal experience of an Albanian drinking-bout.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • One day at a drinking-bout, when the youngster was wantoning with Lucius, “I love you, Sir, so dearly,” said he, “that, preferring your satisfaction to my own, I came away without seeing the gladiators, though I have never seen a man killed in my life.”

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Grindhusen was having a drinking-bout in town, and I was going to do his beat as well as my own.

    A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings


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