“This she dragged out, and filling her "nipperkin" with water, carried them both to Ruth, saying, in her sweet, pleading way, --”
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“Opening a cupboard, I found half a loaf of bread, a nipperkin of milk, and a rind of cheese.”
“Dotty drained the nipperkin at two draughts, and said it wasn't half enough.”
“Little Flyaway ran after them, holding her nipperkin of milk close to her bosom, to keep off the flies, as she thought.”
“He loved the "nipperkin, canakin, and the brown bowl" more than they deserve.”
“In six little minutes more she soundly rated a careless servant-girl for carrying a nipperkin of wine awry and spilling good liquor.”
“Well, then, here's to your good health! for you must know, I have set a nipperkin of toddy by me, just by way of spell, to keep away the meikle horned deil, or any of his subaltern imps who may be on their nightly rounds.”
“Well, then, here is to your good health! for you must know, I have set a nipperkin of toddy by me, just by way of spell, to keep away the meikle horned deil, or any of his subaltern imps who may be on their nightly rounds.”
“This foldable telescope-shaped ring is certainly a cordial on-the-go nipperkin injection.”
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Citation: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, unabridged from the original 1811 edition, with a foreword by Max Harris. London: Bibliophile Books, 1984.
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