Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as periwinkle.

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Examples

  • The Corporation of the City of London have, in the most liberal manner, given a plot of ground, eighteen by thirteen and a half-inches, for the erection of a pickled whilks and pennywinkle establishment, at the corner of Newgate-street and the Old Bailey.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 2, 1841

  • 'If I find it necessary to carry you away, pick-a-back, o' course I shall leave it the least bit o 'time possible afore you; but allow me to express a hope as you won't reduce me to extremities; in saying wich, I merely quote wot the nobleman said to the fractious pennywinkle, ven he vouldn't come out of his shell by means of a pin, and he conseqvently began to be afeered that he should be obliged to crack him in the parlour door.'

    The Pickwick papers

  • o 'time possible afore you; but allow me to express a hope as you won't reduce me to extremities; in saying wich, I merely quote wot the nobleman said to the fractious pennywinkle, ven he vouldn't come out of his shell by means of a pin, and he conseqvently began to be afeered that he should be obliged to crack him in the parlour door.'

    The Pickwick Papers

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