Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†FACERS, n.pl. A drinking club in Edinburgh in the early 18th cent.
Sc. 1721 Ramsay Poems (S.T.S.) I. 19 Note:
The Facers were a Club of fair Drinkers who inclined rather to spend a Shilling on Ale than Twopence for Meat; they had their Name from a Rule they observed of obliging themselves to throw all they left in the Cup in their Own Faces: Wherefore to save their Face and Cloaths, they prudently suck'd the Liquor clean out.
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