libation


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(facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage

a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity

the act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony

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Once on the Albert Dock, at around noon, there will be a programme of events including the formal libation ceremony, and musical performances by Spxken and singer/ songwriter Terri Walker.
In the second part of the trilogy, The Libation Bearers, the exiled Orestes returns home to take revenge for his father's murder.
Libations, the current tenant, will stay on for the next two years until the new owner repositions the asset, according to Duffy, who represented both the buyer and seller.
Chief Angus Chukuemeka leads guests through the rain to the liberation ceremony Henry Olonga African chief Angus Chukuemeka began the libation on the River Mersey by the Piermaster's house.
A libation cup is used for the ritual pouring of a drink as an offering to a god or deity.
FW: Deirdre, Libation is unlike any other book weve seen-a true rarity in publishing.
YOU will need a drink after you hear how much this rhinoceros horn libation cup is worth.
It was offered as a libation to the gods, often in honor of the dead.
Scotch whisky' is misspelled, but you will have to check the text to find out what this libation is doing in a supposedly dry scientific monograph.
This year, we're breaking with our libation traditions, having stumbled on a new celebratory cocktail.
By the 17th century word of this new, sweetened chocolate libation traversed the English Channel becoming more widely available to those who could afford it.
But in the same lot was a 'famille rose' porcelain libation cup - 18th century, as stated, with pretty scenes of ladies and children.
And, have they yet achieved Nirvana by coupling their new favourite libation with a bag of greasy chips and a pickled onion?
A study finds that diabetes sufferers who enjoy an occasional libation, compared with those who eschew alcohol, have just half the risk of dying from coronary artery disease.
As in Aeschylus' Libation Bearers, the action of Electra follows the return of Orestes to kill his mother, Clytemnestra, and her lover Aegisthus in retribution for their murder of Agamemnon.