from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tank containing the slip or glazing-film in which pottery is dipped to give it a fine surface.
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Nevertheless, he appeared docile enough as the time came for the journey to the dipping-vat, and did his part in making ready.
Her costume on this occasion represented joint concessions to her sex and the work that was before her, as the head of a family at the dipping-vat.
Mrs. Yellett, shortly after Leander Dax’s arrival at camp in the capacity of herder, announced that she and Leander were to make a trip to the dipping-vat that had kept Ben from his classes for the past ten days, and invited the "gov’ment" to join the expedition, Mary accepted with fervor.