Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Tankard of October (A).

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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Tankard of October (A).
A tankard of the best and strongest ale, brewed in October.   1
        “He was in high favour with Sir Geoffrey, not merely on account of his sound orthodoxy and deep learning, but [also for] his excellent skill in playing at bowls, and his facetious conversation over a pipe and tankard of October.”—Sir W. Scott: Peveril of the Peak, chap. iv

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