American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A stopper; a plug.
- v. To close with a stopper or plug.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which stops or closes the mouth of a vessel; a stopper: as, a glass stopple; a cork stopple.
- n. A plug sometimes inserted in certain finger-holes of a flute or flageolet to accommodate its scale to some unusual series.
- To stop or close with a stopple.
- n. Stubble.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That which stops or closes the mouth of a vessel; a stopper
- v. To close the mouth of anything with a stopple, or as with a stopple.
- v. close or secure with or as if with a stopper
- n. blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
- Partly from stop, partly from estoppel. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English stoppell, from Middle English stoppen, to stop; see stop. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The chain is attached to a plug, called a stopple or a tank ball.”
“Then the witch-wife took up the flasket and pulled out the stopple and betook it to Birdalone, and said: Drink of this now, a little sip, no more.”
“So I took the said flask and went my ways hastily to my own chamber, and there I looked at the said flask and took out the stopple; and there was a liquor therein, white like to water, but of a spicy smell, sweet, fresh, and enheartening.”
“A few important details were left out—like what should the stopple be made of—but the system did work.”
“When you push down on the flush handle, the metal arm lifts the stopple from a two-inch-wide drain.”
“The stopple stays up until nearly all of the water has left the holding tank.”
“In case law the unhindered, continuous usage of, a property, (which easily extends to a service) with the knowing of the original party, (and support in this case) is called usage by es stopple.”
“He figured she had found some calm just in telling to another person what a lonely thin edge of life she occupied, where one hog could act as stopple to a demijohn of woes.”
“Great difference; for the bottle is stopped and shut up with a stopple, but the flagon with a vice (La bouteille est fermee a bouchon, et le flaccon a vis.).”
“Dip the end of a feather in oil, and rub it round the stopple, close to the mouth of the bottle; then put the bottle about a couple of feet from the fire, having the mouth towards it.”
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