farthing dip

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

farthing dip (plural farthing dips)

  1. (archaic) A piece of bread dipped in hot fat and sold by pork butchers.
  2. (archaic) A candle.

Usage notes[edit]

Colloquial c. 1820–1880.

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References[edit]

  • 1973, Eric Partridge, The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang[1], London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, ISBN 0710077610, page 307:
  • Hagar of the Pawn-Shop - Fergus Hume, p.3
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis - A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods. 1913. XXX. A Portrait