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used in 1776

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to take in — especially to drink alcohol or be influenced by ideas
  • He imbibed wine and brandy sling, and on an expedition "up into Cambridge town," after a stop to sample "some flip" (a sweet, potent mix of liquor, beer, and sugar), he made for another tavern, the Punch Bowl, "where there was fiddling and dancing in great plenty....
    p. 29.9

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