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communion cup

noun, Ecclesiastical
1.
a chalice from which a communicant drinks.
Origin of communion cup
1635-1645
1635-45
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  • Now in the year 1562 the size of the bowl was greatly enlarged, and the “communion cup” took the place of the “Massing chalice.”

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • They never blinked an eyelash when I told them about the communion cup.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • I tried to make the woman take Hattie Heaphy instead,—the quiet little one who stole the communion cup,—but no, indeed!

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • But I should like to present this chapel with a communion cup.

    The Pagan's Cup Fergus Hume
  • Wouldst thou think him to be profane that should make a stable of the church, and should feed his swine with the communion cup?

  • Thurnhill, late guardian, were reported as “selling away ye communion cup belonging to ye church.”

  • The communion cup is Elizabethan, but more interesting is a glass egg-shaped bowl with silver mounts of 1598.

    Nooks and Corners of Cornwall C. A. Dawson Scott
  • Speak up, and tell if thou know'st aught of the communion cup and dish, or it will be the worse for thee.

    Under the Storm Charlotte M. Yonge

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