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.
Then came an interval for refreshments, and a little chat that was far from lively.
Later, after the young year had appropriately been ushered in, when the refreshments were being served, he might unbend somewhat.
But all these stories must have made you hungry, so I'd like to invite my guests to have some refreshments.
But if you enter within the ring you pay for a seat a trifle, and also for your refreshments.
It was a hot day, even for Boulia; refreshments were generous, and in demand.
For an afternoon or evening reception the refreshments are served as for any reception.
Let them rest a while, then I shall take some refreshments to them.
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.