Cunningly to Curculio
(Cun"ning*ly) adv. In a cunning manner; with cunning.
(Cun"ning*man`) n. A fortune teller; one who pretends to reveal mysteries. [Obs.] Hudibras.
(Cun"ning*ness), n. Quality of being cunning; craft.
(Cup) n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky`ph hut, Skr. kupa pit,
hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. Coop, Cupola, Cowl a water vessel, and Cob, Coif, Cop.]
1. A small vessel, used commonly to drink from; as, a tin cup, a silver cup, a wine cup; especially, in
modern times, the pottery or porcelain vessel, commonly with a handle, used with a saucer in drinking
tea, coffee, and the like.
2. The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.
Give me a cup of sack, boy.
3. pl. Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry.
Thence from cups to civil broils.
4. That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.
O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.
Matt. xxvi. 39.
5. Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower.
The cowslip's golden cup no more I see.
6. (Med.) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
Cup and ball, a familiar toy of children, having a cup on the top of a piece of wood to which, a ball is
attached by a cord; the ball, being thrown up, is to be caught in the cup; bilboquet. Milman. Cup
and can, familiar companions. Dry cup, Wet cup (Med.), a cup used for dry or wet cupping.
See under Cupping. To be in one's cups, to be drunk.
(Cup), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cupped (kupt); p. pr. & vb. n. Cupping.]
1. To supply with cups of wine. [R.]
Cup us, till the world go round.
2. (Surg.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.
3. (Mech.) To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.
1. One whose office it is to fill and hand the cups at an entertainment.
2. (Antiq.) One of the attendants of a prince or noble, permanently charged with the performance of
this office for his master. "I was the king's cupbearer." Neh. i. 11.
(Cup"board) n. [Cup + board.]
1. A board or shelf for cups and dishes. [Obs.] Bacon.