from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the British West Indies, any dragon-fly.


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  • She shrugged his hand off, not looking at him, and turned and reached for the water-dipper.


  • I have gone out sketching and forgotten my water-dipper; among my traps I always find something that will do, for example, the top of my tin case (for holding pencils).

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • Old Micajah thought there was no actual necessity for anything except the lantern; but his daughters were so importunate for the coffee-pot, the cullender, and the water-dipper, that finally all three were purchased and paid for.

    My First Cruise and Other stories

  • She found me an old bucket to use as a water-dipper.


  • What's this? "she continued, taking up a tin water-dipper.

    My First Cruise and Other stories


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