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Nipperkin

(A). A small wine and beer measure. Now called a “nip.”

His hawk-economy won't thank him for't
Which stops his petty nipperkin of port.

Peter Pindar: Hair Powder.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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