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  • noun Alternative spelling of pocket flask.


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  • After emitting which Orphic utterance at West Point, Styles Staple emptied the partnership's pocket-flask, and then slept peacefully until we reached the "Cradle of the Confederacy."

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death T. C. DeLeon

  • Then the other travellers turn and look at me, listen to catch my words, and tell the new-comers at every station, until I'm afraid to take a nap for fear of snoring, afraid to read lest somebody should be scandalized at my novel, or to lunch lest I should be reported as a drunkard for taking a sip of sherry (the physician prescribes it) from a pocket-flask.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866 Various

  • 'Tis a wonder he wouldn't send a lad round the course before him givin 'the ditches a dash from a pocket-flask the way he'd be in his iliment should he take a toss -- the thirsty poor fella!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-04-21 Various

  • As best he could with one hand, he got out his pocket-flask, and finally managed to force a little of the liquor between the clenched teeth.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily

  • If not so fortunate, the waterbottle or, if again lucky, a pocket-flask was brought into service.

    The 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman's) A Record of its Services in the Great War, 1914-1919 Fred W. Ward

  • A bystander removed his pipe from his mouth, and with it pointed to a flattened pocket-flask sticking out of her smashed reticule, half-under her, and sententiously explained:

    The Lincoln Story Book Henry Llewellyn Williams

  • I took out my pocket-flask, too, and forced a few drops between his teeth.

    The Firefly of France Marion Polk Angellotti 1936

  • And now the attempt to pretend that nothing had happened -- when the criminal in question was doubtless swigging from a pocket-flask at this very moment for the courage to support his flagrant impudence in trying to see Nancy again.

    Young People's Pride Stephen Vincent Ben��t 1920

  • And then HELEN BULLITT LOWRY, the exponent of the cocktailored young lady of today, averring that to the pocket-flask, that milepost between the time that was and the time that is, we owe the single standard of drinking.

    Nonsenseorship G. G. [Editor] Putnam 1915

  • She flung her pitcher of water in his face and over his head, and poured brandy from her little leather-covered pocket-flask down his throat.

    Phantom Wires A Novel Arthur Stringer 1912


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