from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large drinking bowl.
- n. The amount that such a bowl contains.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a large vessel for drinking
- n. the contents or quantity of the contents of such a vessel
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large drinking vessel; also, its contents.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bowl or drinking-vessel with liquor in it; also, the contents of such a vessel: as, to mix a, jorum of punch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large drinking bowl
She was confident that William had received "jorum," and that marks of it might yet be found.
He kindles this heap in a twinkling, and produces a jorum of hot brandy and water; for that bottle of his keeps company with the seasons, and now holds nothing but the purest eau de vie.
Pre-Adamite sop, or the ruins of some enormous jorum of antediluvian toast-and-water.
After dinner, Mr. Bob Sawyer ordered in the largest mortar in the shop, and proceeded to brew a reeking jorum of rum – punch therein, stirring up and amalgamating the materials with a pestle in a very creditable and apothecary – like manner.
The Aged prepared such a hay – stack of buttered toast, that I could scarcely see him over it as it simmered on an iron stand hooked on to the top – bar; while Miss Skiffins brewed such a jorum of tea, that the pig in the back premises became strongly excited, and repeatedly expressed his desire to participate in the entertainment.
And as he spoke he contrived to swallow a jorum of scalding tea, containing in measure somewhat near a pint.
While Mary was preparing the sixth jorum, there came a knock at the door.
When the meal was half finished, Mrs. Henniker brought in an enormous jorum of tea, which she served out to all the guests in tin pannikins, giving to every man a fixed and ample allowance of brown sugar, without at all consulting his taste.
Jesus, I had to laugh at the way he came out with that about the old one with the winkers on her, blind drunk in her royal palace every night of God, old Vic, with her jorum of mountain dew and her coachman carting her up body and bones to roll into bed and she pulling him by the whiskers and singing him old bits of songs about
So saying, the good fellow went to work to prepare a jorum of that fragrant beverage, and all hands tasted it with satisfaction.