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  • The "nipperkins" were a pair of handled cups which the children supposed to be silver, and which they always used at table.

    Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's

  • Dotty said she wished they could ever remember to bring their nipperkins, for in that case the milk would taste a great deal more like nectar.

    Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's

  • "Ruthie gives too much measure," replied Dotty, untwisting her apron -- "'most two quarts; and when Katie and I ask for some in our nipperkins, Ruthie says,' No, 'she must make butter.

    Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's

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  • "Odds Nipperkins! cried Mother Bunch on her broomstick, here's a to-do!" -- from Forgotten Children's Books by Andrew Tuer, Leadenhall Press, 1898 according to The Odditorium by Melissa Pritchard

    April 16, 2017