Drinking
Drinking Drink"ing, n. 1. The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing. [1913 Webster]

2. The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors. [1913 Webster]

3. An entertainment with liquors; a carousal. [1913 Webster]

Note: Drinking is used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, a drinking song, drinking cup, drinking glass, drinking house, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Drinking horn}, a drinking vessel made of a horn. [1913 Webster]


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