Climax

1/2 oz. each of; Amaretto, Vodka, Triple Sec, White Creme de Cocao, Creme de Banana, Splash of Half & Half

Shake over ice, Strain into a chilled Cocktail glass

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Cli"max (?), n. [L., from Gr. ladder, staircase, fr. to make to bend, to lean. See Ladder, Lean, v. i.]

1.

Upward movement; steady increase; gradation; ascent.

Glanvill.

2. Rhet.

A figure of which the parts of a sentence or paragraph are so arranged that each sicceeding one rise above its predecessor in impressiveness.

"Tribulation worketh patience, patience experience, and experience hope" -- a happy climax. J. D. Forbes.

3.

The highest point; the greatest degree.

We must look higher for the climax of earthly good. I. Taylor.

To cap the climax, to surpass everything, as in excellence or in absurdity. [Colloq.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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