Supernaculum

Definition of Supernaculum

Su`per`nac´u`lum
adv. & n.1.A kind of mock Latin term intended to mean, upon the nail; - used formerly by topers.
Drinking super nagulum [supernaculum], a device of drinking, new come out of France, which is, after a man hath turned up the bottom of the cup, to drop it on his nail and make a pearl with that is left; which if it slide, and he can not make it stand on by reason there is too much, he must drink again for his penance.
- Nash.
2.Good liquor, of which not enough is left to wet one's nail.
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