or Grace Cup. A large cup passed round from guest to
guest at state banquets and city feasts. Miss Strickland says that
Margaret Atheling, wife of Malcolm Kanmore, in order to induce the
Scotch to remain for grace, devised the grace cup, which was filled
with the choicest wine, and of which each guest was allowed to drink ad libitum after grace had been said. (Historic Sketches.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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