rouse (n.) Old form(s): Rouce, rowse
full draught (of wine), brimful cup, carousing
Ham I.ii.127[Claudius to his court] the King's rouse the heaven shall bruit again
Ham I.iv.8[Hamlet to Horatio] The King doth wake tonight and takes his rouse
Ham II.i.58[Polonius to Reynaldo, of Laertes] there o'ertook in's rouse
Oth II.iii.60[Cassio to Montano, of the gentlemen] they have given me a rouse already
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