Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. delftware crockery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Delftware.
  • n. The drain on the land side of a sea embankment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An improper spelling of delf, delf.

Etymologies

after the Dutch city of Delft (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That might keep her from throwing delph. 4 As I was saying, while retorting thanks, you make me a reborn of the cards.

    Finnegans Wake

  • He spied a ragid Cockney and a donkey selling delph

    Pat Molloy

  • It is broad enough to accommodate two carts at least, and has been used when the stone has been carted away from the delph at its eastern end.

    Recollections of Old Liverpool

  • These Drews soon after gave up the farm; one died, the other I saw two years afterwards, the part-proprietor of a glass and delph shop in

    Five Years in New Zealand 1859 to 1864

  • If a delph-glazed moon with its O so delicate pattern pans over Holland, flat as

    Unmanned

  • In addition to its maritime trade and ship-building, the population is chiefly engaged in manufactures of steel, glass, delph, majolica, and in the quarrying of lignite and marble.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • "Nay; he reckons to worch i'th delph wi 'me, neaw."

    Th' Barrel Organ

  • He now sells common varieties including delph blue, pink pearl, white Carnegie hyacinths and City of Haarlem yellow hyacinths for around 40p a bulb.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • I guess this one was especially timely since Kobe went for delph last night, but I'd really like to see something less predictable next month.

    SLAM Online

  • There have been bids for delph, but theyve been so far below Ken Bates's estimates that they've been kept quiet.

    Chelsea Blog

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