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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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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.
He stood responsible for all the spoliations of the camp, the precious goblet among the number, and Mr.
At last, without uttering a syllable, he pushed her violently from him, and threw the contents of the brimming goblet in her face.
Valeria, to say the least of it!" He tried to speak lightly; he took up his goblet of wine; but I could see that I had produced an effect on him.
He put back the goblet of wine on the table near him so unsteadily that he spilled the greater part of it.
But Neville throws him off, and pauses for an instant, in a raging passion, with the goblet yet in his uplifted hand.
Do me the favor to drink the contents of this goblet. It is brimming over, as you see, with delicious wine, such as I bestow only on those who are worthy of it!
So saying, King Aegeus took the golden goblet from the table, and was about to offer it to Theseus.
He sat erect on his throne, and held out the goblet of wine with a steady hand, and bent on Theseus a frown of kingly severity; for, after all, he had too noble a spirit to murder even a treacherous enemy with a deceitful smile upon his face.
my son!" cried King Aegeus, flinging away the fatal goblet, and tottering down from the throne to fall into the arms of Theseus.
'Won't you sip the goblet?' urged the stranger, with his head imploringly on one side, and his right hand on his breast.
"Here is health and prosperity to you, gallant Robin," said Sir Richard, tilting his goblet. "I hope I may pay your cheer more worthily, the next time I ride by."