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bottle imp

  1. Cartesian diver.
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Origin of bottle imp

First recorded in 1815–25
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Historical Examples of bottle imp

  • Magistrate: The witness has the bottle-imp in her mind, perhaps?

    Great Porter Square, v. 1

    Benjamin Leopold Farjeon

  • Misery is a bottle-imp which you may put to your lips without going through the swing-doors of experience.