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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Parting Cup (A),
 
was, by the ancient Romans, drunk in honour of Mercury to insure sound sleep. (See Ovid, Fasti, ii. 635.) (See STIRRUP CUP.)   1
 


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