Synonyms for beaker

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We have a mast and sail there, I see, and water in the beaker.

The old man caught up a beaker from the buffet and handed it to the boy.

The beaker of wine for the prophet Elijah stood as naïvely expectant as ever.

He took the beaker that was handed him and drank a deep draught.

He emptied his beaker, threw it to the ground, and sprang to his horse.

A beaker or small cask was in the meantime got ready with a line secured to it.

"I don't think so," he replied, regarding the beaker and not his answer.

A sealing jar or even a tin cup will do instead of the beaker.

His hands as they grasped the beaker seemed white and delicate.

After he had looked into the beaker of Nektanebus, he yielded to my will, but often with indignation.

WORD ORIGIN

"open large-mouthed vessel," mid-14c., from Old Norse bikarr or Middle Dutch beker "goblet," probably (with Old Saxon bikeri, Old High German behhari, German Becher) from Medieval Latin bicarium, which itself is probably a diminutive of Greek bikos "earthenware jug, wine jar" (said to be an oriental word, perhaps a borrowing from Syrian buqa "a two-handed vase or jug"). Form assimilated in English to beak.

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