from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An iron shaped like a poker, used to heat flip by plunging it while red-hot into the liquor.


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  • It was made of home-brewed beer, sweetened with sugar, molasses, or dried pumpkin, and flavored with a liberal dash of rum, then stirred in a great mug or pitcher with a red-hot loggerhead or hottle or flip-dog, which made the liquor foam and gave it a burnt bitter flavor.

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England Alice Morse Earle 1881

  • Turn the ladies in, warm your nose with Porter's flip-dog, and come.

    Margaret 1851


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