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chiefly Brit a small metal cup or pan
[C19: from pan1 + -kin]


(ˈpæn ɪ kɪn)

n. Chiefly Brit.
a small pan or cup.
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Noun1.pannikin - a small pan or cup (usually of tin)
pan - shallow container made of metal
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There's the key; you fill a pannikin and bring it up.
When Dick returned, one after another of the trio took the pannikin and drank--one "To luck," another with a "Here's to old Flint," and Silver himself saying, in a kind of song, "Here's to ourselves, and hold your luff, plenty of prizes and plenty of duff.
A litter of empty tins showed that the place had been occupied for some time, and I saw, as my eyes became accustomed to the checkered light, a pannikin and a half-full bottle of spirits standing in the corner.
Captain Van Horn gave him, first of all, a pannikin of oatmeal mush, generously flooded with condensed cream and sweetened with a heaping spoonful of sugar.
Perched on the rim of Michael's pannikin, this inconsiderable adventurer from out of the dark into the sun of life, a mere spark and mote between the darks, by a ruffing of his salmon-pink crest, a swift and enormous dilation of his bead-black pupils, and a raucous imperative cry, as of all the gods, in his throat, could make Michael give back and permit the fastidious selection of the choicest tidbits of his dish.
Near Shotwood he came upon five seamen, on their way from Poole to Southampton--rude red-faced men, who shouted at him in a jargon which he could scarce understand, and held out to him a great pot from which they had been drinking--nor would they let him pass until he had dipped pannikin in and taken a mouthful, which set him coughing and choking, with the tears running down his cheeks.
I said I could not look at it: and thereupon he gave me some brandy and water in a tin pannikin, and left me once more to myself.
Other shops and restaurants in the terminal expansion include Warwick's of La Jolla, Pannikin Coffee & Tea, Brooks Brothers, Swarovski, PGA Tour Shops, Stone Brewing Co.
Urszula said: "It warmed the heart when you returned to the hut after a long day's work, tired out and cold and found your pannikin of soup still warm because some kind heart tucked it away in your bunk and carefully wrapped it in a rug.
She showed photographs of two of her great grandchildren, aged about six and eight, in the mangroves alone with axe and pannikin collecting mangrove worms.
The judge: "You then boiled some water, put it in a large pannikin, went to the front door of Helen James' unit and called out, 'Helen, look here.
71): Dingo Cave (6N-160) (Beier 1969; Richards 1971), Cocklebiddy Cave (6N-48, 31[degrees]57'5, 125[degrees] 55'E), Pannikin Plain Cave (6N-49, 32[degrees]02'5, 126[degrees]11'E), Murra-El-Elevyn Cave (6N-47) (Beier 1975), Tiggas Lair, Scudd Cave (N-520) and Phyllistine Flattener Cave (6N-194) (this study).