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horizontal refreshments

slang Sexual intercourse. A: "Did you two have horizontal refreshments last night?" B: "Well that's a personal question!"

liquid refreshment

  (humorous)
a drink, usually an alcoholic drink After 5 hours in front of a computer I'm in need of some liquid refreshment.
See also: liquid, refreshment
References in classic literature ?
Bless my ham sandwich, but they'll need plenty of some sort of refreshment," said Mr.
Miss Manette had taken some refreshment on the road, and required none then, and was extremely anxious to see the gentleman from Tellson's immediately, if it suited his pleasure and convenience.
For I thought he wanted something else to eat, and had pointedly alluded to that description of refreshment.
You little thought you was to be refreshment beneath this humble roof for one as - Call it a weakness, if you will," said Mr.
The Disinherited Knight had no sooner reached his pavilion, than squires and pages in abundance tendered their services to disarm him, to bring fresh attire, and to offer him the refreshment of the bath.
When we came near that coast, and began to rejoice at the prospect of ease and refreshment, we were on the sudden alarmed with the sight of a squadron of ships, of what nation we could not at first distinguish, but soon discovered that they were three English and three Dutch, and were preparing to attack us.
D'Artagnan, on his return, sent the twelve bottles of wine to the refreshment room of the Guards, with strict orders that great care should be taken of it; and then, on the day appointed, as the dinner was fixed for midday D'Artagnan sent Planchet at nine in the morning to assist in preparing everything for the entertainment.
They were then, with no other delay than his pointing out the neatness of the entrance taken into the house; and as soon as they were in the parlour, he welcomed them a second time, with ostentatious formality to his humble abode, and punctually repeated all his wife's offers of refreshment.
Some sweet odors suddenly coming forth, without any drops falling, are, in such a company as there is steam and heat, things of great pleasure and refreshment.
True, immediately after doing so I left the room with what may possibly have appeared to be precipitation and without waiting for any refreshment.
And did she not suppose her friend might be glad of some refreshment after so much exercise?
It will be proper to go over again more particularly what we then said, which may serve as an introduction to what any other person may choose to offer thereon; for it is no easy matter to distinctly point out what power it has, nor on what accounts one should apply it, whether as an amusement and refreshment, as sleep or wine; as these are nothing serious, but pleasing, and the killers of care, as Euripides says; for which reason they class in the same order and use for the same purpose all these, namely, sleep, wine, and music, to which some add dancing; or shall we rather suppose that music tends to be productive of virtue, having a power, as the gymnastic exercises have to form the body in a certain way, to influence the manners so as to accustom its professors to rejoice rightly?
He foolishly compelled them to undergo a long, exhausting march, in the scorching sun, and then, without water or other refreshment, ordered them to encamp in this open plain.
At last he came to rest in a clump of bushes near a locked-up and deserted refreshment shed within view of the American side.
There is a refreshment room just on the left," the station-master remarked, ringing violently at a telephone.