drink offering


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Offering \Of"fer*ing\, n.
   1. The act of an offerer; a proffering.
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   2. That which is offered, esp. in divine service; that which
      is presented as an expiation or atonement for sin, or as a
      free gift; a sacrifice; an oblation; as, sin offering.
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            They are polluted offerings more abhorred
            Than spotted livers in the sacrifice. --Shak.
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   3. A sum of money offered, as in church service; as, a
      missionary offering. Specif.: (Ch. of Eng.) Personal
      tithes payable according to custom, either at certain
      seasons as Christmas or Easter, or on certain occasions as
      marriages or christenings.
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            [None] to the offering before her should go.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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   Burnt offering, Drink offering, etc. See under Burnt.
      etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drink \Drink\, n.
   1. Liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the
      stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as
      water, coffee, or decoctions.
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            Give me some drink, Titinius.         --Shak.
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   2. Specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on,
      wit is out.
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   Drink money, or Drink penny, an allowance, or perquisite,
      given to buy drink; a gratuity.

   Drink offering (Script.), an offering of wine, etc., in the
      Jewish religious service.

   In drink, drunk. "The poor monster's in drink." --Shak.

   Strong drink, intoxicating liquor; esp., liquor containing
      a large proportion of alcohol. " Wine is a mocker, strong
      drink is raging."                           --Prov. xx. 1.
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