Definition of Dipperful

1. Noun. (American English) As much as a dipper will hold; a cupful. ¹

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Definition of Dipperful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dipperful

dipole theory
dipole wave
dipole waves
dipped headlight
dipped headlights
dippel's oil
dipperful (current term)
dipping needle
dipping tank
dipping tanks

Literary usage of Dipperful

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly by William Farrand Felch, George C. Atwell, H. Phelps Arms, Frances Trevelyan Miller (1896)
"On the other side is a dipperful. Yet the drop carries the most weight. Why is it, and how is it? Here is the explanation. ..."

2. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1879)
"The term "dipperful " is rather vague, but very diminutive vessels would be out of place in the army, and it would be a small dipper probably which ..."

3. Visits to the Saratoga Battle-grounds, 1780-1880: With an Introduction and Notes by William Leete Stone (1895)
""The term ' dipperful' is rather vague, but very diminutive vessels would be out of place in the army, and it would be a small dipper, probably, ..."

4. Christian science: With Notes Containing Corrections to Date by Mark Twain (1907)
"He made up a bucket of bran-mash, and said a dipperful of it every two hours, alternated with a drench with turpentine and axle-grease in it, would either ..."

5. The Book of Cheese by Charles Thom, Walter Warner Fisk (1918)
"One dipperful is transferred at a time to each of a series of hoops. By the time the series is covered, some drainage has occurred and a second ..."

6. China's Book of Martyrs: A Record of Heroic Martyrdoms and Marvelous by Luella Miner (1903)
"They grudgingly gave me a few drops of water left in a bottle, and directed me on my way. Soon I was in a village drinking dipperful after ..."

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