banquet, running Old form(s): Banket
light meal taken hurriedly, quickly served repast
H8 I.iv.12[Sands to Lovell, of the ladies] a running banquet ... / I think would better please 'em
H8 V.iv.64[Porter to Man] the running banquet of two beadles that is to come [i.e. a public flogging]
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