1: to gulp down quickly and greedily
The door burst open, sending flurries of snow into the tavern. Patrons twisted in their seats to see who had joined them. A figure wrapped in animal furs stomped in. The hood was pushed back to reveal a woman.
“Give me a beer.”
The bartender handed her a bottle. She xertz the drink, slamming the empty down. “Another.”
He raised an eyebrow but complied. “What brings you this far north?”
“Same reasons as everyone else.”
A hush fell over the room.
She finished her drink and dug out some money. The bartender stopped her. “The drinks are on me then.”