from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dried hemp-stalk, used by smokers to light their pipes.


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  • Ah, Franky G. strikes again. Interesting how this is another -unnel word that defines something narrow and more-or-less cylindrical.

    October 15, 2008

  • A dried hemp~stalk used by smokers to light their pipes; cumberland.

    Capt. Francis Grose, Provincial Glossary, 1811

    May 17, 2008