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Bishop (noun 2)

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Bi'shop. n.s. A cant word for a mixture of wine, oranges, and sugar.

                        Fine oranges,
Well roasted, with sugar and wine in a cup,
They'll make a sweet bishop, when gentle folks sup.
Swift.

Sources: Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Bishop (noun 2)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 11, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15776.


  1. “They [Johnson, Beauclerk and Langton] then repaired to one of the neighbouring taverns, and made a bowl of that liquor called Bishop, which Johnson had always liked…”

            — James Boswell. Vol. 1 of The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. edited by Roger Ingpen. 2 Vols. London, Pitman & Sons: 1907. p. 146.

  2. Brandi on May 18th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

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