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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Drinking or tippling together; carouse.

Usage examples (17)
  • But this very reasonable proposal, as it might have elsewhere seemed, contained in it treason against the laws of German compotation.
  • Whether those who shared in the compotation were more seasoned topers — whether Middlemas drank more than they — or whether, as he himself afterwards suspected, his cup...
  • Scythian king Ateas more musical than this comes to, who, when he heard that admirable flutist Ismenias, detained then by him as a prisoner of war, playing upon the flute at a...
  • In his hours of festivity and compotation, drop that he puts you in mind of what Sir William Temple says of the Pensionary De Witt, — who at that time governed half... for more
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