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dottle

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[dot-l] /ˈdɒt l/
noun
1.
the plug of half-smoked tobacco in the bottom of a pipe after smoking.
Origin of dottle
1815-1825
1815-25; dial. dot small lump (probably identical with dot1) + -le
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dottle

/ˈdɒtəl/
noun
1.
the plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking
Word Origin
C15: diminutive of dot lump; see dot1
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