from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A fold; a lap.
- noun The brim of a hat.
- noun A flake of snow.
- To fold back; turn up or down, as a sleeve, or a stocking in pulling it off, by turning it inside out.
- To ruffle back, as the skin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb Scot. To turn inside out, or with the leg part back over the foot, as a stocking in pulling off or for putting on.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Scotland, dated, transitive To
turn inside out, or with the legpart back over the foot, as when putting on or taking off a stocking.
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Thursday del.icio.us Links Ben Barren 2005
Leather just gave his old hat flipe a rap with his forefinger as he passed with the horses -- a salute that Jog did not condescend to return.
Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour Robert Smith Surtees 1833
As the Yorkshireman made his exit, a pair eyes of gleamed through the small aperture between the high cloak collar and the flipe of the glazed hat, which he instantly recognised to belong to Jorrocks.
Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities Robert Smith Surtees 1833
"Who made you my misthress, you blaggard flipe? who gave you authority to ax me sich a question?" replied the other.
Fardorougha, The Miser The Works of William Carleton, Volume One William Carleton 1831
Molly's come of a dacent ould stock, and kind mother for her to keep herself in genteel ordher at all times; she sees nothing else, and can afford it, not all as one as the other flipe* that would go to the world's end for a bit of dress. '
The Ned M'Keown Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three William Carleton 1831
Ap - plied to the Item, flipe, leaf, petiole, and pe - rianth.
The language of botany : being a dictionary of the terms made use of in that science, principally by Linneus ... 1793
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Hungurvaka, sive Historia primorum qvinqve Skalholtensium in Islandia ... Jón Ólafsson 1778
hernesheir commented on the word flipe
December 28, 2010
alexz commented on the word flipe
Indeed.. who knew this would be added to the list of words for snow.
January 24, 2013