tappit hen
noun Etymology: Scots tappit, alteration of English topped Date: 1721 Scottish a drinking vessel with a knob on the lid

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  • Tappit hen — Tap pit hen 1. A hen having a tuft of feathers on her head. [Scot.] Jamieson. [1913 Webster] 2. A measuring pot holding one quart (according to some, three quarts); so called from a knob on the lid, thought to resemble a crested hen. [Scot.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tappit Hen — Mit ein wenig Fantasie erinnert das Aussehen des Zinnkruges an eine Haubenhenne a tappit hen Die Bezeichnung Tappit Hen kommt aus dem Schottischen, wobei tappit Krone, Kamm, Helmzier oder Büschel bedeutet, was dem Englischen crested entspricht… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tappit hen — ˈtapə̇t noun Etymology: tappit from tap (variant of top) (I) + it 1. Scotland : a crested hen 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tappit-hen — /tap it hen /, n. Scot. 1. a hen with a crest or topknot. 2. a tankard, esp. a large one, with a knob or ornament projecting from the top of its lid. [1715 25; tappit (Scots var. of topped; see TOP1, ED3) + HEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • tappit-hen — /tap it hen /, n. Scot. 1. a hen with a crest or topknot. 2. a tankard, esp. a large one, with a knob or ornament projecting from the top of its lid. [1715 25; tappit (Scots var. of topped; see TOP1, ED3) + HEN] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tappit hen — noun A bottle of wine in the port wine trade containing 2.25 liters of fluid, three times the volume of a standard bottle. Syn: Marie Jeanne, tregnum …   Wiktionary

  • Wine bottle — A bottle showing the translucent green of many wine bottles A wine bottle is a bottle used for holding wine, generally made of glass. Some wines are fermented in the bottle, others are bottled only after fermentation. They come in a large variety …   Wikipedia

  • tregnum — noun A bottle of wine in the port wine trade containing 2.25 liters of fluid, three times the volume of a standard bottle. Syn: Marie Jeanne, tappit hen …   Wiktionary

  • Marie Jeanne — noun A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 2.25 liters of fluid, three times the volume of a standard bottle. Syn: tregnum, tappit hen …   Wiktionary

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