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  • William was the godfather of the child, and exerted his ingenuity in the purchase of cups, spoons, pap-boats, and corals for this little Christian.

    - Thackeray, Vanity Fair, ch. 35

    November 26, 2008

  • I figure this is a boat in the sense that a gravy boat is a boat; it sounds like a dish (given the definition of pap).

    "'Howling and screeching, teething and croup, thrust, red-gum, measles and the belly-ache, and poor old Thurlow walking up and down rocking them in his arms all night and wondering dare he toss 'em out of window ... Chamber-pots, pap-boats, swaddling clouts drying in the kitchen ... That's why I signed on for a long, long voyage, sir.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation, 248

    March 9, 2008