Sometimes a chattering group would be seated upon the edge of a low rock in the midst of the brook, busily engaged in thinning and polishing the shells of cocoanuts, by rubbing them briskly with a small stone in the water, an operation which soon converts them into a light and elegant drinking vessel
, somewhat resembling goblets made of tortoise shell.
Her old grandmother was not so kind to her as she should have been; was she, Maggy?' Maggy shook her head, made a drinking vessel
of her clenched left hand, drank out of it, and said, 'Gin.' Then beat an imaginary child, and said, 'Broom-handles and pokers.'
The last of the three now said his say, as he put down his empty drinking vessel
and smacked his lips.
The sounds that came back were stifled by the lath and plaster, and it seemed moreover as though the speaker had uttered them from the interior of a mug or other drinking vessel
; but they were in the voice of Newman, and conveyed a reply in the affirmative.
"Let us have coffee to finish off with; put on the pot, Bess, and skim the milk," added Becky, as she produced cups, mugs, and a queer little vase, to supply drinking vessels
for the party.
The Liam MacCarthy Cup is based on an old Irish drinking vessel
known as Meither cup.
Every parent of a curious kid knows how hard it can be to enjoy a beverage without little fingers grabbing the drinking vessel
. When you're drinking hot coffee or tea, this can be downright dangerous.
Billy Connolly, Sir Sean Connery and Ewan McGregor were among the stars asked to create a drinking vessel
and name the person they would most like to share their favourite tipple with.
The silver drinking vessel
, known as a kovsch, was discovered stacked with a pile of old mixing bowls in a house in Fife.
The Queen was later presented to members of the workforce who built the ferry and was given a small ceremonial whisky drinking vessel
known as a quaich.
Spokesman Stuart Payne said: 'The sensible finger shape means that dunking is made easy, no matter how dainty your drinking vessel
. We found that these cookies were not prone to crumbling like their more traditional round brethren, aided no doubt by the layer of milk chocolate on their base.
The exhibition also uses artefacts to illustrate activities carried out in the castle including tuning pins for a harp, harness buckles and even a many- spouted drinking vessel
for those knightly feasts.