hot with

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hot with

  1. (obsolete, colloquial, Britain) A drink of hot spirits with sugar and water.
    • a. 1846, “Life at the Cold Brandy-and-Water Cure: From the MS. of a late Patient”, in Mark Lemon et al., Punch, Volume 11, Punch Publications Ltd. (1846), page 244:
      In like manner did the Cold Brandy-and-Water Sheet waft me now to the “Cider-Cellar”—now to the “Coal-Hole”! I heard a thousand voices cry, “ Hot with ”—“ Cold without ”—and saw a multitude of men, spinning like dervishes about me—spinning with tubs of oysters !
    • 1848, “Our Own Law Report: Seager and Evans v. Cruikshank”, in Puppet Show, Volume II, J. Dover (1849), page 29:
      He [Mr. H. S. Edwards] had formerly been unacquainted with even the taste of gin (a laugh, which was quickly suppressed by the usher of the court), but since this case had been placed in his hands, he had felt it his duty to consume several gallons of it. Part of this he had taken “hot with,” (meaning, as our reporter understood, “hot with sugar”); another portion he had enjoyed in the form of “cold without;” and the remainder in its simplest and most natural state—a state which he might be allowed to characterize as “neat but not gaudy.”
    • c. 1862, Anthony Trollope, Orley Farm, Volume II, Dodd, Mead & Company (1913), Chapter XVI, page 203:
      “Let me have some whisky—hot, with;—and don't stand there looking at nothing.”
    • 1863, “Lobster Salad: by a Crustacean Artist”, in James Hogg and Florence Marryat (editors), London Society, Volume 4, William Clowes and Sons, page 283:
      [] we sang together [] under the exciting influence of two quart bottles of Guinness, and about three tumblers each of gin, hot with, and only one knob of sugar— []

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  • "hot with" in John S. Farmer and W E Henley (compilers and editors), Slang and its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and Comparative, of the Heterodox Speech of all Classes of Society for more than Three Hundred Years, Volume 3 (Fla. to Hyps.), Harrison and Sons (1893).