a.1.Deep-sea; as, a dipsey line; a dipsy lead.
n.1.A sinker attached to a fishing line; also, a line having several branches, each with such a sinker, used in deep-sea fishing.
2.(Naut.) A deep-sea lead.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"Soundin' is a trick, though," said Dan, "when your dipsey lead's all the eye you're like to hev for a week.
Drop-shot weights or Water Gremlin Snap Loc Dipsey Sinkers in 1/8 to 3/8 ounces work well.
The rig traditionally involved tying a worm hook to the leader with a Palomar knot at a determined length above a dipsey sinker.
The sounds of the Forties will be brought to life once more by the Cardiff and the Vale Youth Jazz Orchestra and Penarth-based DJ Dipsey Doodle.
But it wasn't so long ago that Dipsey the Splitscreen Volkswagen Devon camper van was in a sad, rusty, dilapidated state, and a bit of an embarrassment to her owner, Nigel Isted from Coventry.
Being vice-president of the Splitscreen Volkswagen Club, Nigel, of Lavender Avenue, Coundon, had been so busy running club business, working full time and taking care of his family - partner Nikki and two-year-old Tom, that poor old Dipsey had been slightly neglected.
Viewers will be able to follow Nigel's progress as he turns his cherished Dipsey from a beaten-up old wreck into a stunning 100bhp bus with attitude.
For example, I wasn't able to watch Dipsey being dipped in acid, so I'll be seeing that for the first time on the programme."
So in the observation of heavenly bodies, this same class without a telescope or other apparatus have through a smoked glass observed the eclipse of the sun: One being ask'd what he saw through his smoaked glass, said, Saw, saw, de dipsey, or de clipseys.
Tinky Winky, Dipsey, La La, Po ...they sing a whole range of children's favourites in this super stocking-filler for Teletubbies fans large and small.
Use an egg, walking, or dipsey or bell sinker on your line, with split shot to keep the sliding sinker about 18 inches above your hook.