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dandies


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dandy  \Dan"dy\,  n.;  pl  {Dandies}.  [Cf.  F.  dandin,  ninny,  silly 
  fellow,  dandiner  to  waddle,  to  play  the  fool;  prob.  allied  to 
  E.  dandle.  Senses  2&3  are  of  uncertain  etymol.] 
  1.  One  who  affects  special  finery  or  gives  undue  attention  to 
  dress;  a  fop;  a  coxcomb. 
 
  2.  (Naut.) 
  a  A  sloop  or  cutter  with  a  jigger  on  which  a  lugsail  is 
  set 
  b  A  small  sail  carried  at  or  near  the  stern  of  small 
  boats;  --  called  also  {jigger},  and  {mizzen}. 
 
  3.  A  dandy  roller.  See  below. 
 
  {Dandy  brush},  a  yard  whalebone  brush. 
 
  {Dandy  fever}.  See  {Dengue}. 
 
  {Dandy  line},  a  kind  of  fishing  line  to  which  are  attached 
  several  crosspieces  of  whalebone  which  carry  a  hook  at 
  each  end 
 
  {Dandy  roller},  a  roller  sieve  used  in  machines  for  making 
  paper,  to  press  out  water  from  the  pulp,  and  set  the 
  paper. 




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