Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Cartesian devil, under Cartesian.

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Examples

  • The Malays have a bottle-imp, the polong, which will take no other sustenance than the blood of its owner, but it rewards him by aiding him in carrying out revengeful purposes.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • So that his calculations are inaccurate in your case, the balance is upset; you see, always the little bottle-imp bobbing up again.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • As it was, he there remained "bottled up," until Grant's peculiar strategy had swung him round to Petersburg; and then the "bottle-imp" was released.

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • "Know it, my sweet lump of charcoal; I'd know it among a thousand, if ye'd only use it in its own pretty natural tones; but, if you _will_ go and screech like a bottle-imp, you know," said Corrie, remonstratively,

    Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader

  • "Know it, my sweet lump of charcoal; I'd know it among a thousand, if ye'd only use it in its own pretty natural tones; but if you _will_ go and screech like a bottle-imp, you know," said Corrie, remonstratively,

    Gascoyne, The Sandal-Wood Trader A Tale of the Pacific

  • "Now, then, young bottle-imp, what did you mean by that?"

    Fighting the Flames

  • I devoured it at first with the same avidity with which one might welcome a bottle-imp, who at the hour of one's dulness turned up out of the carpet and offered you delights new and old for nothing but a tether on your soul: and with a like horror, boy though I was, I recoiled from it when any better moment came.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society Volume 1

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