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pottle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pottle a pot that holds 2 quarts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pottle A liquid measure of four pints.
    • Pottle A pot or tankard. "A dry pottle of sack before him."
    • Pottle A vessel or small basket for holding fruit. "He had a . . . pottle of strawberries in one hand."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pottle A liquid measure of two quarts; the contents of such a measure; hence, a measure of wine or other beverage; any large tankard; a pot.
    • n pottle A dish made by Connecticut fishermen by frying pork in the bottom of a kettle, then adding water, and stewing in the water pieces of fresh fish. Muddle, made by Cape Ann fishermen, is the same dish with the addition of crackers.
    • n pottle A small wicker basket or vessel for holding fruit.
    • n pottle A children's game.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pottle pot′l a little pot: a measure of four pints: a small basket for fruit
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. potel, OF. potel, dim. of pot,. See Pot
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pot.

Usage

In literature:

By his elbow stood a pottle of spiced ale.
"The Black Arrow a Tale of Two Roses" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I always say Adriana is like Nell Gwyn, and she shall go about with a pottle.
"Endymion" by Benjamin Disraeli
Good Cook, I love thee well, and thou shalt have a good pottle of our master's best wine every day, for thou art an old and faithful servant.
"The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" by Howard Pyle
I believe there are men who can lay hold of a needle in a pottle of hay at the first try.
"Notes on My Books" by Joseph Conrad
Can't stand such a topic, I assure you, sir, and is sure to go off in a huff when Sergeant Pottle starts it.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
Clear for action, Mr Pottle, if you please, and then let the crew go to quarters.
"The Rover's Secret" by Harry Collingwood
Shust dake a pottle of Snyde's Shain-Lighdning Nearf Regulardor.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
Judge Pottle vacated the bench and the clerk of court called Hon.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
He offers you a pottle of sack out of joy to see you, and in requital of his courtesy you can do no less than pay for it.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
As Shakespeare says, 'The world is my pottle, and I stir my spoon.
"The Associate Hermits" by Frank R. Stockton
Und den dere ish der medticine for consumption in de pottle py your hedt.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
There's nobody name of Helen here now, except Doctor Pottle's little girl, and she squints.
"Mrs. Tree" by Laura E. Richards
By his elbow stood a pottle of spiced ale.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
By his elbow stood a pottle of spiced ale.
"The Black Arrow" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ripe strawberries, a full pottle for a groat!
"A History of the Cries of London" by Charles Hindley
Mr. Pottle's errant mind was jerked back sharply from the South Seas to Granville, Ohio, by a protesting voice.
"The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon" by Richard Connell
In ruder days than the present, the dice-box and pottle-pot were almost sole resources.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 60, No. 373, November 1846" by Various
I believe there are men who can lay hold of a needle in a pottle of hay at the first try.
"Modern Essays" by John Macy
A thousand pounds and a pottle of hay is all one thing at doomsday.
"Dictionary of English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases" by Thomas Preston
Miss Penny Pardon was there; Mrs. Pottle, the doctor's wife; and little Mrs. Bliss from the parsonage.
"Mrs. Tree's Will" by Laura E. Richards
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In news:

Tyra Banks / Pottle Productions Inc.
Weis, edited by Frederick A Pottle Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell Series: Trade, 440 pp.
65 Pottle Street Kingston, Massachusetts 02364.
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