The Dipper
Dipper Dip"per, n. 1. One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to dip water or other liquid; a ladle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small grebe; the dabchick. (b) The buffel duck. (c) The water ouzel ({Cinolus aquaticus}) of Europe. (d) The American dipper or ouzel ({Cinclus Mexicanus}). [1913 Webster]

{The Dipper} (Astron.), the seven principal stars in the constellation of the Great Bear; popularly so called from their arrangement in the form of a dipper; -- called also {Charles's Wain}. See {Ursa Major}, under {Ursa}. [1913 Webster]


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