Definitions

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  • n. A kind of sauce boat or dish.
  • n. A large spiral East Indian marine shell (Turbinella rapha), once used by native priests to hold the oil for anointing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of sauce boat or dish.
  • n. A large spiral East Indian marine shell (Turbinella rapha); -- so called because used by native priests to hold the oil for anointing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An open vessel used for holding pap for children.
  • n. A shell of the family Turbinellidæ; a false volute, as Trubinella rapha.

Etymologies

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pap +‎ boat?

Examples

  • Blackstick, although invited to the christening, would not so much as attend; but merely sent her compliments and a silver papboat for the baby, which was really not worth a couple of guineas.

    The Rose and the Ring

  • So when Duke Padella's lady had a little son (the Duke was at that time only one of the principal noblemen in Crim Tartary), Blackstick, although invited to the christening, would not so much as attend; but merely sent her compliments and a silver papboat for the baby, which was really not worth a couple of guineas.

    The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh

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