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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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Five--a cloak of fur turned up with minever, a gold goblet with stand and cover, and a box of rose-colored sugar.
I must study this question of value," said Sir Charles dubiously, refilling his goblet.
Here is health and prosperity to you, gallant Robin," said Sir Richard, tilting his goblet.
But, Lady Eleanore, in requital of that harm, if such there be, and for your own earthly and heavenly welfare, I pray you to take one sip of this holy wine, and then to pass the goblet round among the guests.
The goblet was set on a table beside the king's throne; and a fly, meaning just to sip a little from the brim, immediately tumbled into it, dead.
A silver goblet was too glittering a prize not to catch the eye of a Pierced-nose.
Give me the goblet I joyfully stake all upon your word.
He placed the goblet nervously on the table, and looked round upon the company with a half -- insane stare.
On this table stood an inkhorn spotted with ink, some parchments, several pens, and a large goblet of chased silver.
When they had forced a goblet of the fiery liquid upon him, Peter of Colfax regained his lost nerve enough so that he could raise his sword arm and defend himself; and as the fumes circulated through him, and the primal instinct of self-preservation asserted itself, he put up a more and more creditable fight, until those who watched thought that he might indeed have a chance to vanquish the Outlaw of Torn.
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.