You shall quaff beer out of the skulls of your enemies.
(Scandinavian.) Skull means a cup or dish; hence a person who washes up
cups and dishes is called a scullery-maid. (Scotch, skoll, a
bowl; French, écuelle; Danish, skaal, a drinking-vessel;
German, schale; our shell.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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