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The plug of tobacco ash left in the bowl of a pipe after it has been smoked.

[From dot, lump (obsolete).]
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(ˈdɒtəl) or


the plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking
[C15: diminutive of dot lump; see dot1]
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or dot•tel

(ˈdɒt l)

the plug of tobacco and ash left in a pipe after smoking.
[1815–25; dial. dot small lump]
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- Any tobacco left in a pipe after smoking.
See also related terms for smoking.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dottle - the residue of partially burnt tobacco left caked in the bowl of a pipe after smoking
residue - matter that remains after something has been removed
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nTabakrest m
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References in classic literature ?
Sherlock Holmes was, as I expected, lounging about his sitting-room in his dressing-gown, reading the agony column of The Times and smoking his before-breakfast pipe, which was composed of all the plugs and dottles left from his smokes of the day before, all carefully dried and collected on the corner of the mantelpiece.
Jay Boice, Rachael Dottle & Nate Silver, ( FiveThirtyEight (Virginia, North Carolina, Villanova, Duke)
"He don't know nothing about girls." "Harris Dottle?" Bull was perplexed.
Lorber and presldent/CEO Dottle Herman welcomed special guests--keynote speaker Martha Stewart, social media expert Hootsuite and self-help guru Tom Ferry the conference, which drew 1,500 real estate professionals from the markets Douglas Elliman serves in New York City, Westchester, Long Island, the Hamptons, Connecticut, South Florida, Aspen and Los Angeles.
As a result of this decision, Paul Dottle, EVP of Global Credit Administration, will take the opportunity to retire at the end of this year after a long and distinguished career at American Express that dates back to 1989.
"Dottle" had owned the house, but Mary Hutchinson's paintings hung from every wall.
Jackson; re-recording mixer, Sham; visual effects supervisor, Dottle Starling; visual effects, Wildfire VFX; special makeup effects, Christien Tinsley; stunt coordinators, Wade Allen, Darrin Prescott; associate producer/ assistant director, Scott Robertson; casting, Francine Maisler.
A tiny little dottle of a woman, she had the heart of a lion."
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GREYHOUNDS NEWCASTLE 6.28 (480m): Shaw's Black, Steel Champ, Lil Diva, A Ken Dottle, Centaur Dazzler (W), Gia Maria (W).
"I say, old fellow," you probe, "Is this the road to Pear Tree Cottage?" He cautiously tamps down the dottle in his pipe with a horny thumb while he thinks about it, then replies: "This is the road to Pear Tree Cottage or this is not the road to Pear Tree Cottage." (Actually, he replies in the vernacular, saying "Could be, could be not." But his elliptical paraphrase is equivalent to the original tautology.) Either version of his utterance is resolutely unhelpful; and that is the sad fact about tautologies.