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GOBLET

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 169 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GOBLET, a large type of drinking-vessel, particularly one shaped like a cup, without handles, and mounted on a shank with a foot. The word is derived from the 0. Fr. gobelet, diminutive of gobel, gobeau, which Skeat takes to be formed from Low Lat. cupellus, cup, diminutive of cupa, tub, cask (see DRINKING- VESSELS).
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