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dottle

or dot·tel

[ dot-l ]

noun

  1. the plug of half-smoked tobacco in the bottom of a pipe after smoking.


dottle

/ ˈdɒtəl /

noun

  1. the plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dottle1

1815–25; dial. dot small lump (probably identical with dot 1 ) + -le

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dottle1

C15: diminutive of dot lump; see dot 1

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Example Sentences

Raft considered the proposition for a moment, then he shook his head and tapped the dottle out of his pipe.

There was a stale dottle wedged in the bowl, and loathsome fumes resulted.

He tapped the dottle out of his pipe, picked up the bundle, and rose grumbling.

He knocked out the dottle of his pipe on one of the andirons.

Jean knocks the dottle out of his pipe, refills and relights.

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