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 Rounfi.Rou’sing. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rouse (A).
 
A contraction of carousal, a drinking bout. (Swedish, rus; Norwegian, ruus, drunkenness; Dutch, roes, a bumper.) Rouse (1 syl.).   1
       
“The king doth wake to-night, and takes his rouse.”
       
Shakespeare: Hamlet, i. 4.
 


 Rounfi.Rou’sing. 

 
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