- skip - Brewer’s

Dip (A)

.

A tallow-chandler, one who makes or sells candles or “dips.” These candles are made by dipping into melted tallow the cotton which forms the wick. (Anglo-Saxon dippan, to dip.)

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Diogenes
Diomed’s Horses
Diomedean Swop
Diomedēs or Diomēd
Dione
Dionysius (the younger)
Dionysos
Diophantine Analysis
Dioscuri
Diotrephes
Dip (A)
Diphthera
Diploma
Diplomacy
Diplomatic Cold (A)
Diplomatics
Diptych [diptik]
Dircæan Swan
Direct Tax
Directory
Dirleton