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" 'Skoal!' the smoke-stained rafters as the deep-throated roar went up."

" 'Then—' he drank in deeply the crisp strong tang of the seawind—'then, skoal for the Viking path'..."

-Swords of the Northern Sea



sentence substitute


good health! (a drinking toast)

verb (transitive) skols, skolling, skolled


(Austral, informal) to down (an alcoholic drink) in one go

Word Origin

C16: from Danish skaal bowl, from Old Norse skal; see scale ²

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