from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small cup or other vessel, of perhaps 1/8 pint in volume.
- n. A small amount of beer, wine, or other liquid, of perhaps 1/8 pint in volume.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small cup.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small measure or quantity of beer or liquor.
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This she dragged out, and filling her "nipperkin" with water, carried them both to Ruth, saying, in her sweet, pleading way, --
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Opening a cupboard, I found half a loaf of bread, a nipperkin of milk, and a rind of cheese.
Dotty drained the nipperkin at two draughts, and said it wasn't half enough.
Little Flyaway ran after them, holding her nipperkin of milk close to her bosom, to keep off the flies, as she thought.
He loved the "nipperkin, canakin, and the brown bowl" more than they deserve.
In six little minutes more she soundly rated a careless servant-girl for carrying a nipperkin of wine awry and spilling good liquor.
Well, then, here's to your good health! for you must know, I have set a nipperkin of toddy by me, just by way of spell, to keep away the meikle horned deil, or any of his subaltern imps who may be on their nightly rounds.
Well, then, here is to your good health! for you must know, I have set a nipperkin of toddy by me, just by way of spell, to keep away the meikle horned deil, or any of his subaltern imps who may be on their nightly rounds.
This foldable telescope-shaped ring is certainly a cordial on-the-go nipperkin injection.