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 for Dipper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dipper \Dip"per\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to
        dip water or other liquid; a ladle.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.)
        (a) A small grebe; the dabchick.
        (b) The buffel duck.
        (c) The water ouzel ({Cinolus aquaticus) of Europe.
        (d) The American dipper or ouzel ({Cinclus Mexicanus).
            [1913 Webster]
     The Dipper (Astron.), the seven principal stars in the
        constellation of the Great Bear; popularly so called from
        their arrangement in the form of a dipper; -- called also
        Charles's Wain. See Ursa Major, under Ursa.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a ladle that has a cup with a long handle
      2: a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the
         dipper's handle is Polaris [syn: Little Dipper, Dipper]
      3: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
         [syn: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain,
         Wain, Wagon]
      4: small North American diving duck; males have bushy head
         plumage [syn: bufflehead, butterball, dipper,
         Bucephela albeola]
      5: small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-
         flowing streams and feeds along the bottom [syn: water
         ouzel, dipper]

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