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Winkle (Rip van)


A Dutch colonist of New York. He met with a strange man in a ravine of the Kaatskill Mountains. Rip helps him to carry a keg, and when they reach the destination Rip sees a number of odd creatures playing ninepins, but no one utters a word. Master Winkle seizes the first opportunity to take a sip at the keg, falls into a stupor, and sleeps for twenty years. On waking, his wife is dead and buried, his daughter is married, his native village has been remodelled, and America has become independent. (Washington Irving.)

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

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Window. (Norwegian, vindue.)
Wine-month. (Anglo-Saxon, Win-monath.)
Wine Mingled with Myrrh (Mark xv. 23)
Wing, Wings
Wings of Azrael (The)
Winged Rooks
Winifred (St.)
Winkle (Rip van)
Wint-monath [Wind-month]
Winter, Summer
Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare)
Wipple-tree or Whipultre
Wisdom of Many and the Wit of One (The)
Wise (The)
Wise as a Serpent
Wise as Solomon
Wise as the Mayor of Banbury

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