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 Stirrup (A).Stirrup-Oil. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Stirrup Cup.
A “parting cup,” given in the Highlands to guests on leaving when their feet are in the stirrups. In the north of the Highlands called “cup at the door.” (See COFFEE.)   1
“Lord Marmion’s bugles blew to horse;
Then came the stirrup-cup in course;
Between the baron and his host
No point of courtesy was lost.”
Sir Walter Scott: Marmion, i. 21.

 Stirrup (A).Stirrup-Oil. 


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