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 Was’sail (2 syl.).Wastlers. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wassailers.
 
Those who join a wassail; revellers, drunkards.   1
       
“I should be loath
       
To meet the rudenoss and swilled insolence
Of such late wassailers.”
       
Milton: Comus (The Lady).
 


 Was’sail (2 syl.).Wastlers. 

 
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