bottle and stopper

Australian Slang
a copper, policeman
Cockney Rhyming Slang
Copper (Police Officer)

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  • Bottle and stopper — a copper, policeman …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Bottle — This article is about bottles in general. For baby bottles, see Baby bottle. Composite body, painted, and glazed bottle. Dated 16th century. From Iran. New York Metropolitan Museum of Art …   Wikipedia

  • bottle — bottle1 bottlelike, adj. /bot l/, n., v., bottled, bottling. n. 1. a portable container for holding liquids, characteristically having a neck and mouth and made of glass or plastic. 2. the contents of such a container; as much as such a container …   Universalium

  • Stopper (plug) — A stopper is a truncated conical piece of rubber, cork, glass, or plastic used to close off a glass tube, piece of laboratory glassware, a wine bottle or barrel and other containers with orifices.A rubber stopper is sometimes called a rubber bung …   Wikipedia

  • stopper — n. & v. n. 1 a plug for closing a bottle etc. 2 a person or thing that stops something. 3 Naut. a rope or clamp etc. for checking and holding a rope cable or chain cable. close or secure with a stopper. Phrases and idioms: put a stopper on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle — A container for liquids. Mariotte b. a stoppered b. with bottom outlet, used as a reservoir for constant infusions; air enters only by bubbling through a tube extending down through the stopper almost to the bottom; a partial vacuum thus supports …   Medical dictionary

  • stopper — stopperless, adj. /stop euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that stops. 2. a plug, cork, bung, or other piece for closing a bottle, tube, drain, or the like. 3. Informal. something or someone that commands attention, as an unusual window display or a… …   Universalium

  • stopper — /ˈstɒpə / (say stopuh) noun 1. someone or something that stops. 2. a plug or piece for closing a bottle, tube, or the like. 3. Aboriginal English someone who puts an end to an activity. 4. Nautical a short length of small or medium sized manila… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bottle spring — noun Etymology: so called from the fact that fresh water may be secured by submerging a stopped bottle directly over the spring and then removing the stopper : a freshwater spring issuing through the floor of a saline lake or pool …   Useful english dictionary

  • Milk bottle — This article describes the containers in which milk may be kept. Wikipedia does not have an article on the British sweet of the same name. Examples of milk bottles from the late 19th century made by the Warren Glass Works Company. Milk bottles… …   Wikipedia

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