posset THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, i. 4. 7;v. 5. 163 ; “possets,” MACBETH, ii. 2. 6. It was the custom formerly to take a posset just before going to bed. “Posset, says Randle Holme in his Academy of Armoury, B. iii. p. 84, is ‘hot milk poured on ale or sack, having sugar, grated biskit, [and] eggs, with other ingredients boiled in it, which goes all to a curd’” (MALONE) . But there were various receipts for making a posset.
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