A cup; so called from the British masarn (maple); Dutch,
maeser. Like our copus-cups in Cambridge, and the loving-cup of
the London Corporation.
“A mazer wrought of the maple ware.” Spenser: Calendar (August).
`Bring bither,' he said, `the mazers four
My noble fathers loved of yore.'
Sir Walter Scott: Lord of the Isles.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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