Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. . A child's cap.
- n. 2. A nightcap.
- n. . In England, the coif of a serjeant at law.
- n. 4. A head-dress worn in the later middle ages, and throughout the seventeenth century, by both men and women. That worn by women was broad at the top, with projecting corners, like ears.
- n. A small wooden vessel; a can.
- n. A kind of coffee-pot containing a strainer for the infusion of the coffee, without allowing the grounds to mix with the infusion.
- n. archaic A child's cap; (figuratively) childhood.
- n. historical An official's hood or coif.
- n. Coffee pot that has separate areas for heating the coffee and water.
- n. A building; a bigging.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A child's cap; a hood, or something worn on the head.
- n. A coffeepot with a strainer or perforated metallic vessel for holding the ground coffee, through which boiling water is poured; -- so called from Mr. Biggin, the inventor.
- n. obsolete A building.
- n. a child's tight-fitting cap; often ties under the chin
- From French béguin. Compare beguine. (Wiktionary)
“Mr. Carlyle said it was his habit to drink five cups of tea. He ran off into table-talk about tea and coffee, told us that he had found in Lord Russell's 'Memoirs of Moore,' which he called a rubbishy book, the origin of the word biggin; it comes from one Biggin, a tinner, who first made the vessel and was knighted afterwards.”
“In summer and winter the baby's head was always closely covered with a cap, or "biggin" often warmly wadded, which was more comforting in winter than comfortable in summer.”
“When was the last time Diddy really was 'biggin' up his brother ', not biggin' up his bank? ”
““Not a doit I,” answered poor Wamba — “and for hanging up by the feet, my brain has been topsy-turvy, they say, ever since the biggin was bound first round my head; so turning me upside down may peradventure restore it again.””
“Many a time I have put on my spectacles to look at the lassie in church, because she has gentle blue een, wi 'long lashes; and, when she sits in shadow, and is very still and very pale, and is, happen, about to fall asleep wi' the length of the sermon and the heat of the biggin '- she is as like one of Canova's marbles as aught else.”
“Lowland wars, more than they teach Master of Art in the old biggin 'in the Hie Street of Glascow.”
“BABY CAKE (_Twelfth cake_), dressed like a boy, in a fine long coat, biggin bib, muckender, and a little dagger; his usher bearing a great cake, with a bean and a pease.”
“Ye can almost see my bit biggin', 'said Si, as he halted and pointed eastward of Larriston Fell to a patch of black peat and heather high on the rolling moorland.”
“My biggin 'stands sweet on this south slopin' hill,”
“Hanged or drowned, alive or dead," said Edie, sticking to his guns, "I mind the biggin 'o't!”
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