Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of drinking-vessel.
- n. A low menial of either sex. Ford's Fancies, i. 3, note.
- n. UK, dialect A shallow drinking bowl.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Prov. Eng. A shallow drinking bowl.
“So we got here just as the taxi was whiskin 'his nibs away ----”
“Soon as ever I shook up the bolster an 'settled down for another try, I see'd myself whiskin' back and forth over this here piece”
“I've been up tin thousand feet on a mountain, an 'they seemed so near that I kept whiskin' thim off me nose as I lay there on me back, but they wasn't anny larger thin they were on th 'sthreet-level.”
“In a while it began to be rayther hard wark, he darn't let t'kite goa, an 'ther wor nowt handy to tee it too, soa he thowt his best plan' ud be to pull it in, but just then a thowt struck him, as he saw Testy trottin 'off whiskin his tail, an' he went after him.”
“An 'fain wad I haud air an' watter in motion aboot me, an 'sae serve my en' -- whether by waggin 'wi' my wings or whiskin 'wi' my tail.”
““summat” to eat and drink, being the respectable relies of a gammon of bacon, and a whole whiskin, or black pot of sufficient double ale.”
“_whole whiskin, _ or black pot of sufficient double ale.”
“o 'Dawdles' wayscoit, he tummeld a backard summerset, an 'ligged him daan i' th 'middle o' th 'rooad, an' th 'cauf laup'd ovver th' wall o 't'other side an' gallop'd away, whiskin its tail abaat as if it wanted to cast it.”
“a ` ` summat '' to eat and drink, being the respectable relies of a gammon of bacon, and a whole whiskin, or black pot of sufficient double ale.”
“Begorrah, if ye don't look out sharp, Misther Sharp, ye'll hev the divvle whiskin 'ye off wid his tail, sure, fur thet same whisky ye're talkin' of! ”
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Maids of all stripes.
Citation: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, unabridged from the original 1811 edition, with a foreword by Max Harris. London: Bibliophile Books, 1984.
Original title page: A Dictio...
Servants who are traditionally male. Inspired by hernesheir's maids list (as well as Downton Abbey)
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