Sunday, January 4, 2009
A Toastmaster's Glass
A toastmaster's glass is an English glass about the size of an ordinary drinking glass but with only about one-quarter of its capacity.
The glass creates the illusion of being full by means of a depression in its bowl, which in fact is almost solid.
It owed its origin to the clubs of 18th-century England, where the toastmaster had to remain sober enough to carry out his office.
Source: Britannica Online Encyclopedia