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cup

Drinking vessel in the form of a cylinder or bulbous in the form of a cylinder barrel - then barrel cup. Simple cups of wood or stoneware were for a long time popular drinking vessels; those of the wealthy were also made of precious metal and less often of glass. In southern Germany and in Austria, cups with a handle are also called "Haferl" or "Häferl". A tumbler consists of the hollow cup and a down-pointed or rounded tapered handle part, whereby it can only be turned off vice versa or laterally lying. When filled, it must be held in the hand or a special rack. Such cups were very popular until the high Middle Ages for the purpose of protection against poisoning. Funnel neck cups are drinking vessels with an ovate belly, conical neck, a funnel-shaped, wide rim and a stand ring. But a cup was also an old grain measure with the volume from about 0.1 (Russia) to 0.15 liters (Germany). From this, excessive alcohol consumption in Austria is also considered as cups designated. See also under the special forms knobs glass (Wart cup) and Willy Becher as well as under wine vessels,

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