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goblet

a vessel for drinking, usually of glass or metal, with a base and stem but without handles

Goblet

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The sacred cup used by Witches in their rituals. It holds the consecrated wine and may symbolize the element of water. Some Wiccans refer to it as a Chalice, while others feel that word has Christian connotations that they would prefer to avoid. Some traditions (e.g. Seax-Wica; Saxon Witchcraft) use a drinking horn, rather than a goblet.

In the ceremony of Cakes and Wine, the goblet is filled with wine and held by the High Priest. The High Priestess takes the athamé, holds it between the palms of her hands, and lowers it into the wine with the words: As the Athamé is the Male, So the Cup is the Female, And conjoined they bring Blessedness.

Goblet

 

a drinking vessel for wine, known from antiquity in Europe and Asia. Its original purpose determined the solemn austerity of its form. Its body (often with a cover), for the most part on a stem or foot, is wider at the top. Goblets are primarily made of metal, glass, and bone and are often decorated with painted, carved, or engraved designs or scenes. The goblets of ancient times are distinguished by the organic unity of their utilitarian and artistic qualities (gold cup from Vaphio; second millennium B.C.; National Archaeological Museum, Athens). In the goblets of the 15th through 19th centuries, which were used for the most part as memorial gifts (silver goblet of the Emperor Frederick III; 15th century; Historical Museum of Art, Vienna) the decorative qualities took on a self-contained character. At present, the Russian word for goblet, kubok, also denotes the cups awarded in sports.

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Sir Charles had emptied a second large goblet of wine, and was a little flushed and boisterous.
Do me the favor to drink the contents of this goblet.
All the past vexations that he had suffered from this pilfering community rose to mind, and he threatened that, unless the goblet was promptly returned, he would hang the thief, should he eventually discover him.
Give me the goblet I joyfully stake all upon your word.
But as meantime I had been emptying my Venetian goblet with a certain regularity (the amount of heat given out by that iron stove was amazing; it parched one's throat, and the straw-coloured wine didn't seem much stronger than so much pleasantly flavoured water) the voices and the impressions they conveyed acquired something fantastic to my mind.
He placed the goblet nervously on the table, and looked round upon the company with a half -- insane stare.
So saying, he cast a glance at the silver goblet which gleamed upon the table.
Each guest had been served with a crystal goblet filled with lacasa, which is a sort of nectar famous in Oz and nicer to drink than soda-water or lemonade.
A PIGEON, oppressed by excessive thirst, saw a goblet of water painted on a signboard.
He filled a goblet of ancient Venetian glass with a purple-red liquor, beautiful to see.
Five--a cloak of fur turned up with minever, a gold goblet with stand and cover, and a box of rose-colored sugar.
And Mares, swift messenger, came to him through the house and brought a silver goblet which he had filled, and gave it to the lord.