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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Libate (rare) to make a libation to
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. libation-emlibāre, -ātum; Gr. leibein, to pour.


In literature:

Let us libate, suhs, in order to tackle our provender in proper spirit.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
After burning for twenty-four hours the smouldering embers were extinguished with libations of wine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Perhaps the frequent libations he had taken increased his zeal, but they diminished his discretion in a corresponding ratio.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
These words to thine indulgent ear, thy wife, I send, and these libations pour the while.
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
Under the canopy the king himself is shown standing in an attitude of worship and pouring a libation on the portable altar.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
They called it with a loud voice, and offered it libations of milk and blood.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
Then you may pour a libation of wine in the direction of the South-east, to wish me good fortune!
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Make of them a libation and an offering to the Divine Redeemer.
"Pepita Ximenez" by Juan Valera
Sometimes we can actually see him offering libations.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
The sacrifice was complete; the libations were over, but not the songs.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
I am in the vein for sacrifice, for a superb libation.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
On Donald, however, his libations were now beginning to produce, in a very marked manner, their usual effects.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume 2" by Alexander Leighton
None may grudge the Dead Libations from full cups.
"The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume IV" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Part was poured on the ground as a libation.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
Soon the banquet is concluded with libations and prayer, just as night begins to fall.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
Libations poured out in sacrifice by the living also trickle down to her through the earth.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Here they found two or three other members to whom Denham was duly introduced, and the usual libations were poured out.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
This was excellent Hollands, and having poured the liberal libation down his throat he went forth again.
"A Secret of the Lebombo" by Bertram Mitford
The hideous tribunal resumed its functions and hurried over its verdicts, while washing them down with copious libations.
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc
Nothing on their faces betray the libations of over night, or the scanty measure of sleep they have been able to get.
"Friend Mac Donald" by Max O'Rell

In poetry:

At Nakisawa
Shrine, I made a libation,
Praying for
My great prince, yet
He now rules the heights of Heaven.
"At Nakisawa" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
RING the bells, nor ring them slowly;
Toll them not, -- the day is holy!
Golden-flooded noon is poured
In grand libation to the Lord.
"Cedar Mountain" by Annie Adams Fields
Pour the rich libation high;
The sparkling cup to Bacchus fill;
His joys shall dance in ev'ry eye,
And chase the forms of future ill!
"Song" by Ann Radcliffe
O spendthrift haste! await the Gods;
The nectar crowns the lips of Patience;
Haste scatters on unthankful sods
The immortal gift in vain libations.
"Hebe" by James Russell Lowell
Thou, Kossuth, wert priest at fair Liberty's shrine,
When the Hapsburg had mingled her blood with the wine;
But the bloody libation was poured not in vain,
The priest at her shrine shall be Kossuth again.
"Verses" by Janet Hamilton
From sylvan glades and meadows green,
From shady haunts and rustic bowers,
With fragrance sweet and pious mien,
They come — the lovely Easter flowers;
Libations pure of sacred dew they bring,
To tender for an Easter offering.
"Easter Offering" by George Hannibal Temple

In news:

Priced right to allow for some adult beverage options from a vast array of around-the-world libations.
How to match food with other libations.
A deliciously light and easy-to-make summer libation packed with flavor.
Wine Enthusiast's Mixologist of the Year creates six libations that celebrate taste, simplicity and style.
Slayer's music is certainly meant to be consumed with an accompanying libation.
Brunch might be one of the best inventions ever, mainly because chefs cleverly fill it up with tasty libations and culinary triumphs that entice you into a delightful food coma.
A couple of light libations set the holiday mood .
Eggnog, that quintessential holiday libation, wasn't always made in a carton, of course.
Smoked Salmon, Pumpernickel, Mustard Libation: Johnnie Walker Selection.
A unique combintion of fruit and spice round out this special libation.
The Cute Cook is back with a perfect libation for your Labor Day celebration.
Learn about Charleston's ghostly past while enjoying libations at some of the city's finest bars and taverns.
Fresh pears are in abundance right now-and as Oregon's "Official state fruit", thought this libation would be a good one to enjoy with friends.
Maybe this libation will help brighten your mood, it's called The Rainy Sunday.
An introduction to this ancient libation.

In science:

Doran’s sarcastic comments (after numerous libations) at the Banff Summer School 1995 (wil l the paral lel transport of a vector around a closed loop turn it into a bottle of port?) goaded me into coming up with a simple example to prove my case.
Polydimensional Relativity, a Classical Generalization of the Automorphism Invariance Principle