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Drinking vessel in the form of a cylinder or bulbous in the form of a barrel - then barrel cup. Simple cups of wood or stoneware have long been 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 fall cup consists of the hollow goblet 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 is derived in Austria excessive consumption of alcohol as well cups designated. See also under the special forms knobs glass (Warts mug) and Willy Becher as well as under wine vessels,

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