Herschbach recalls attending one party with a fire blazing in a courtyard and plenty of grog to go round.
grog was always ready to "turn out" and have a shot with any one.
Half of the time I ate no dinner, and when I did, it was almost drowned in grog.
At the grog tub the sailor stands with uncovered head while performing the ceremonial abhorred of Good Templars.
He had a pipe in his mouth, and a glass of grog in his hand.
If I had the command of an army in the field my rule would be: "Cut the grog, and give double grub when hard work has to be done!"
It was only "punting" with the Evil One, and grog thought so and avoided them.
Indeed ale and beer were almost superseded by spirits and water, or ‘grog,’ as it then began to be called.
No, he was calmer and more collected than grog had ever seen him in a moment of trial.
In the stalls there are little tables on which the patrons of the establishment place their glasses of grog or beer.
alcoholic drink diluted with water, 1749, supposedly a reference to Old Grog, nickname of Edward Vernon (1684-1757), British admiral who wore a grogram (q.v.) cloak and who in August 1740 ordered his sailors' rum to be diluted. George Washington's older half-brother Lawrence served under Vernon in the Carribean and renamed the family's Hunting Creek Plantation in Virginia for him in 1740, calling it Mount Vernon.
[fr British naval grog, ''rum and water,'' so called because it was introduced in the mid-18th century as a sailor's ration by ''Old Grog,'' Admiral Sir Edward Vernon, who habitually wore a grogram coat]