pickle-pat

enkidu68

Senior Member
turkish
Hi folks, this is cited from Wellingborough Redburn by Hermann Melville (1849)
context: Those are the spoken words by inn owners about ships coming into docks.
What is a pickle pat? I was not able to find it from net.


"Where are the Arethusas?--Here's their beef been smoking this half-hour."--"Fly, Betty, my dear, here come the Splendids."--"Run, Molly, my love; get the salt-cellars for the Highlanders."--"You Peggy, where's the Siddons' pickle-pat?"--"I say, Judy, are you never coming with that pudding for the Lord Nelsons?"
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    I wonder if it is a dialect version of "pickle-pot":
    OED
    pickle pot n. (a) a container for pickles;
    1761 L. Sterne Life Tristram Shandy III. xiv. 67 A three-halfpenny pickle pot.
    1824 M. Randolph Virginia House-wife 210 Soak them in plain vinegar for a fortnight, and put them in the yellow pickle-pot.
     
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