Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as dilly.

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Examples

  • They knew, too, that from the bark band across his forehead was slung a dilly-bag big enough to hold a captured piccaninny for breakfast, if the sleepy Too-gan failed to waver within range of his spear.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • More than one quaking individual saw the lop-sided head, the appalling mouth, the huge dilly-bag dancing from shoulder to shoulder.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • Thus spoke the pleasant-faced gin who passed with the dilly-bag along a narrow aisle of the jungle, intent upon ridding herself of

    Tropic Days

  • Billy Too-gal, and that when he appeared her father should spear him, and then kill him alonga head with a tomahawk — “dead finis” — and take his dilly-bag and long fishing-line for his own.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • In three or four hours they are taken out and planed, a dilly-bag

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The coarse meal was put into a dilly-bag and placed in running water below a slight fall, from the lip of which fluming, improvised from the leaf of native ginger, conducted a gentle stream.

    Tropic Days

  • Soon after dark on the second night she took to the bush, carrying a dilly-bag and a blanket.

    Tropic Days

  • So the black boy with a careless flourish fills his dilly-bag, while he smiles at the serious attempts of the white man to imitate his skill.

    Tropic Days

  • On the fire was a foot with charred ankle-bones; in a dilly-bag other fragments, but in

    Tropic Days

  • German sausage-shaped damper; she will be able to walk about the reef, picking up blacklip oysters and clams, without lacerating the soles of her feet, and to make a dilly-bag, and, finally, to enjoy

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

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