Definition of Grace cup
1. Noun. Cup to be passed around for the final toast after a meal.
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Literary usage of Grace cup
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1. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1893)
"... among which may have been the neglect of giving thanks after meals, from which the grace cup received in Scotland the name of St. Margaret's blessing. ..."
2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1890)
"Their most valuable piece of plate is a handsome standing silver-gilt grace-cup and cover, presented by Henry VIII., in 1540, in commemoration of the union ..."
3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1858)
"two small silver maces—large silver tankard. Exhibited by the kindness of the Corporation of the city of Oxford. Nos. 65—68. Silver grace-cup, 16 inches ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A richly spiced and flavored drink served in the grace-cup. The recipe for the Oxford grace- cup provides for strong beer flavored with lemon-peel, nutmeg, ..."
5. Old London Silver, Its History, Its Makers and Its Marks by Montague Howard (1903)
"The grace-cup in the Middle Ages was handed around the table after grace had been ... The origin of the grace-cup is thus accounted for : Margaret Atheling, ..."
6. A Glossary of Liturgical and Ecclesiastical Terms by Frederick George Lee (1877)
"GRACE-CUP. — A standing cup, often of precious metal, anciently used on solemn commemorations ... Sometimes the grace-cup was made of maple or walnut-wood, ..."