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  • Dottle — is the wet and sour smelling mass of unburned tobacco found at the bottom of a tobacco pipe. Dottle is produced by a combination of two reasons, first the smoker is a wet smoker , that is, he pushes a considerable amount of saliva down the stem… …   Wikipedia

  • dottle — or dottel [dät′ l] n. [ME dotelle, var. of dosel, DOSSIL] the tobacco residue left in a pipe after it has been smoked …   English World dictionary

  • dottle — noun /ˈdɒtəl/ a) The still burning or wholly burnt tobacco plug in a pipe. one hand guards the burning dottle of my pipe from the force of the wind b) A babys dummy, pacifier. I clenched my pipe in my right fist and poked at the dottle busily… …   Wiktionary

  • dottle — noun Etymology: Middle English dottel plug, from Middle English *dot Date: circa 1825 unburned and partially burned tobacco in the bowl of a pipe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dottle — /dot l/, n. the plug of half smoked tobacco in the bottom of a pipe after smoking. Also, dottel. [1815 25; dial. dot small lump (prob. identical with DOT1) + LE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dottle — North Country (Newcastle) Words the remain of a pipe or tobacco put upon the top of a fresh pipe for the purpose of lighting it …   English dialects glossary

  • dottle — see DOT …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • dottle — n. lump of half smoked tobacco that remains in the bottom of a pipe after smoking …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dottle — [ dɒt(ə)l] noun a remnant of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking. Origin ME (denoting a plug for a barrel): from dot1 + le1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • dottle — dot·tle …   English syllables

  • dottle — dot•tle or dot•tel [[t]ˈdɒt l[/t]] n. the plug of tobacco and ash left in a pipe after smoking • Etymology: 1815–25; dial. dot small lump …   From formal English to slang

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