from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of dip.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of immersing.
- n. The act of inclining downward.
- n. The act of lifting or moving a liquid with a dipper, ladle, or the like.
- n. The process of cleaning or brightening sheet metal or metalware, esp. brass, by dipping it in acids, etc.
- n. The practice of taking snuff by rubbing the teeth or gums with a stick or brush dipped in snuff.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of plunging or immersing.
- n. Specifically Baptism by immersion.
- n. The process of brightening ornamental brass-work, usually by first “pickling” it in dilute nitric acid, next scouring it with sand and water, and afterward plunging it for an instant only in a bath consisting of pure nitric acid.
- n. A composition of boiled oil and grease, used in Scotland by curriers for softening leather and making it more fit for resisting dampness: in England called dubbing.
- n. The washing of sheep to cleanse the fleece before shearing.
- n. In ceramics, the process of coating a coarse clay body with enamel or slip of a fine quality by plunging the vessel into the liquid material for the coating, or of covering stoneware with a glaze.
- n. A mode of taking snuff by rubbing it on the teeth and gums. See to dip snuff, under dip, V. t.
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In response to my surprise, my father said, "I have heard of this before; it is what they call the dipping of the needle."
As you can probably see, they're not made of the sturdiest of material and in some ares the shelves are dipping from the excessive weight.
Summer Rolls with Shrimp and Peanut/Hoisin dipping sauce.
Runners hit the wall when they burn through their on-board carbohydrates and begin dipping into fat reserves.
Seems to me that part of the attraction of skinny-dipping is the element of excitement at the possibility of being discovered so, you may be the 'icing' on the cake, so to speak.
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Downloading can be looked at as a way of battling double/triple dipping from the studios.
Dr. Steven Duckor, a famous and very accomplished collector, agrees that “dipping is not in any way ‘coin doctoring,’ though [Duckor] personally would never [deliberately] buy a dipped coin nor would [he] dip a coin”!
Moreover, sometimes foreign matter (not toning) adheres to coins in such a way that dipping is the least harmful method of removing such matter.