Madison, who sat at the front of the room hiding his flask, was just the beginning.
Where will we find the “flask of oil” of the new Yom Yerushalayim story?
That date is etched onto a flask he gave me to store last minute, to be given back in the states once we were home.
Crawford, taking swigs from a flask of vodka, caused a stir on several evenings by focusing her attentions upon Richardson.
The captain made no answer, but pointed to them over the fireplace, where they hung, with a flask of powder and a bag of bullets.
"We are glad to see thee, brother," said he, holding out the flask of Malmsey.
Put the flask on a ring stand and, holding it steady, fasten the neck of the flask with a clamp that is attached to the stand.
I shall go down into the cellars and bring a flask of the best.'
I have a flask of brandy and water with me, Mr. Glover, in case you should feel faint or exhausted.
I thought you'd fainted and, as you have my only flask of brandy, I had a bad fright.
mid-14c., from Medieval Latin flasco "container, bottle," from Late Latin flasconem "bottle," perhaps from a Germanic source (cf. Old English flasce, Old High German flaska, Middle Dutch flasce, German Flasche "bottle"), and if so, perhaps originally meaning "a bottle plaited round, case bottle" (cf. Old High German flechtan "to weave," Old English fleohtan "to braid, plait"), from Proto-Germanic base *fleh- (see flax).
Another theory traces it to a metathesis of Latin vasculum. "The assumption that the word is of Teut. origin is chronologically legitimate, and presents no difficulty exc. the absence of any satisfactory etymology" [OED].