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Dipsey
dipshit
Dipsie
dipso
dipsomania
dipsomaniac
dipsomaniacal
Dipsosaurus
Dipsosaurus dorsalis
Dipsosis
dipstick
Dipsy
Dipter
Diptera
Dipteral
dipteran
Dipterix formerly Coumarouna odorata
Dipterix odorata
dipterocarp
Dipterocarpaceae
Dipterocarpus
dipteron
Dipteronia
dipterous

Dipt definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dip Dip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dippedor Dipt (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dipping.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. d?pan to baptize, OS. d?pian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. d["o]pa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl? hollow, and to E. dive. Cf. Deep, Dive.] 1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again. The priest shall dip his finger in the blood. --Lev. iv. 6. [Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep. --Pope. While the prime swallow dips his wing. --Tennyson. 2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion. --Book of Common Prayer. Fuller. 3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic] A cold shuddering dew Dips me all o'er. --Milton. 4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair. He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons. --Dryden. 5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water. 6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.] Live on the use and never dip thy lands. --Dryden. Dipped candle, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow. To dip snuff, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. [Southern U. S.] To dip the colors (Naut.), to lower the colors and return them to place; -- a form of naval salute.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Pawned or mortgaged.




 


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