from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete spelling of nappy.
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Elinour's "noppy ale"; in any case, a portrait of the Leatherhead ale-wife found its way into one of his books, with a rhymed couplet beneath it: --
Thus nurses will sing, "Brow brinky, eye winkey, nose noppy, cheek cherry, mouth merry," and greatly increase the little one's appreciation by, at the same time, touching the features named.
2.90.16: And drinke good ale so noppy for the nones: