loving cup

noun

Definition of loving cup

1 : a large ornamental drinking vessel with two or more handles
2 : a loving cup given as a token or trophy

Examples of loving cup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back then, a blindfolded Elections Board chairman plucked the winner’s name from a silver loving cup. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "A rare, random drawing helped Republicans win a tied Virginia election but it may not end there," 4 Jan. 2018 Moss won after his name was drawn from a silver loving cup, according to a 1971 Washington Post story. Jenna Portnoy, chicagotribune.com, "Oyster shucking? A duel? No, Virginia will pull a name from a film canister to settle tied election.," 22 Dec. 2017 The ruling left the race for a Fairfax House seat dead even, leading to a tie-breaking drawing from a silver loving cup. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Teen who messed up absentee ballot in 1971 reflects on creating Virginia's last tied race," 31 Dec. 2017 Moss won after his name was drawn from a silver loving cup, according to a 1971 Washington Post story. Jenna Portnoy, chicagotribune.com, "Oyster shucking? A duel? No, Virginia will pull a name from a film canister to settle tied election.," 22 Dec. 2017 Moss won after his name was drawn from a silver loving cup, according to a 1971 Washington Post story. Jenna Portnoy, chicagotribune.com, "Oyster shucking? A duel? No, Virginia will pull a name from a film canister to settle tied election.," 22 Dec. 2017 Moss won after his name was drawn from a silver loving cup, according to a 1971 Washington Post story. Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post, "Oyster shucking? A duel? No, Virginia will pull a name from a film canister to settle tied election," 21 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of loving cup

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for loving cup

from its former use in ceremonial drinking

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“Loving cup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loving%20cup. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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