Normally of good balance, I found myself reaching for the handrail, unable to clasp it for the refreshments in my hands.
Often this address is followed by other refreshments of a lighter kind than those of the feast proper.
What a commission from the restaurateur for supplying the refreshments!
Later, after the young year had appropriately been ushered in, when the refreshments were being served, he might unbend somewhat.
Vivian was now invited to the pavilion, where refreshments were prepared.
But if you enter within the ring you pay for a seat a trifle, and also for your refreshments.
At length he notes that most of the refreshments have disappeared.
For an afternoon or evening reception the refreshments are served as for any reception.
As I took the proffered seat, he offered me the refreshments.
They all partook of the refreshments provided for them with grateful spirits.
late 14c., "act or fact of refreshing," originally mental and spiritual, from Old French refreschement (Modern French rafraîchissement, from refreschier (see refresh). Refreshments, of food and drink only, from 1660s.