Posted by Robert Dilley on June 02, 2003 at 19:33:57 from 184.108.40.206 user rdilley.
In Reply to: Re: tobacco chewing cigars cigarettes pipes posted by Peter H on June 02, 2003 at 19:13:33:
Indeed, dottle has been discussed before. That is not going to stop me repeating that it is usually applied to the tobacco left in an already-smoked pipe, but is sometimes also used simply to refer to the amount to fill a pipe. The PD quote seems to refer to the latter.
According to the indispensable Chambers, negrohead [sic] is tobacco soaked in molasses and pressed into cakes, so called from its blackness. Sounds even more revolting than the usual stuff.
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