My family gets pretty ruthless at Christmas . . . about games. We are a competitive bunch that takes everything from Dominoes to Uno very seriously. Trivial Pursuit is almost a full-contact sport. I’m thinking about introducing a Regency era game into our holiday repertoire. Food, alcohol, fire, and darkness – what could possibly go wrong?
A Christmas gambol: raisins and almonds are put into a bowl of brandy, the candles are extinguished, the spirit is set on fire, and the company scrambles for the raisins.
This week’s definition taken from 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.