stopple

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stopple close or secure with or as if with a stopper "She stoppered the wine bottle","The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"
    • n stopple blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stopple That which stops or closes the mouth of a vessel; a stopper; as, a glass stopple; a cork stopple.
    • v. t Stopple To close the mouth of anything with a stopple, or as with a stopple.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stopple That which stops or closes the mouth of a vessel; a stopper: as, a glass stopple; a cork stopple.
    • n stopple A plug sometimes inserted in certain finger-holes of a flute or flageolet to accommodate its scale to some unusual series.
    • stopple To stop or close with a stopple.
    • n stopple Stubble.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stopple stop′l that which stops or closes the mouth of a vessel: a cork or plug
    • v.t Stopple to close with a stopple
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G. stöpfel, stöpsel,. See Stop (n.) & (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

I would I could stir the stopple in the cider-barrel.
"Giles Corey, Yeoman" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I've half a mind To snap you like the stopple, you yackey-yaa!
"Krindlesyke" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Reverse a swallow, and give a stopple.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9" by Various
He pounces upon the decanter, pulls out the stopple, and applies his nose to the mouth.
"Evening Dress" by W. D. Howells
The heat will cause the oil to run down between the stopple and mouth of the bottle.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
If any man were to touch that stopple, I would strike him dead.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The heat will cause the oil to run down between the stopple and mouth.
"The New England Cook Book, or Young Housekeeper's Guide" by Anonymous
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In science:

The author would like to thank Eduardo Dueñez, Chris Hughes, Duc Khiem Huynh, Jon Keating, Nina Snaith and Sergei Treil for many enlightening conversations, Jeffrey Stopple for finding a typo in the proof of Lemma 3.2, and the University of Bristol for its hospitality (where much of this work was done).
A Symplectic Test of the L-Functions Ratios Conjecture
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