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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
in drinking bumpers, means that the wine-glass is not full to the brim; between the wine and the rim of the wine-glass light may be seen. Toast-masters used to cry out, “Gentlemen, no daylights nor heeltaps”—the heeltap being a little wine left at the bottom of the glass. The glass must be filled to the brim, and every drop of it must be drunk.   1



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