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Stirrup Cup

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A “parting cup,” given in the Highlands to guests on leaving when their feet are in the stirrups. In the north of the Highlands calledcup at the door.” (See Coffee.)

Lord Marmion’s bugles blew to horse;

Then came the stirrup-cup in course;

Between the baron and his host

No point of courtesy was lost.”


Sir Walter Scott: Marmion, i. 21.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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