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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

Beverages, especially those containing alcohol, considered collectively. We all decided to go for some liquid refreshment after the game.
See also: liquid, refreshment
References in classic literature ?
Miss Tilney, understanding in part her friend's curiosity to see the house, soon revived the subject; and her father being, contrary to Catherine's expectations, unprovided with any pretence for further delay, beyond that of stopping five minutes to order refreshments to be in the room by their return, was at last ready to escort them.
He was very friendly and polite to John, and after giving us a slight look he called a groom to take us to our boxes, and invited John to take some refreshment.
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.
"There is a refreshment room just on the left," the station-master remarked, ringing violently at a telephone.
"You will want some refreshment after our long journey," said the polite Town Mouse, and took his friend into the grand dining-room.
"And don't you know," said the Sheik of the Outfit, "that caravans will then stop here for rest and refreshments, giving you a chance to steal the camels, the horses, and the goods?"
On the front seat of the coach there was one of those small baskets in which travelling ladies who are too delicate to appear at a public table generally carry a supply of gingerbread, biscuits and cheese, cold ham, and other light refreshments, merely to sustain nature to the journey's end.