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 Lace.Lacedæmonian Letter (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Laced.
 
Tea or coffee laced with spirits, a cup of tea or coffee qualified with brandy or whisky.   1
        “Deacon Bearcliff … had his pipe, and his teacup … laced with a little spirits.”—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. xi.
        “Dandie . . partook of a cup of tea with Mrs. Allan, just laced with two teaspoonfuls of cogniac.”—Ditto, chap. lii.
 


 Lace.Lacedæmonian Letter (The). 

 
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