Dilving vs Dilling - What's the difference?

dilving | dilling |


As nouns the difference between dilving and dilling

is that dilving is (obsolete|mining) the shaking of tin ore in a sieve held underwater so that the waste flows out, leaving the tin behind while dilling is (obsolete) a darling; a favourite.

As a verb dilling is

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dilving

English

Alternative forms

* delving

Noun

(-)
  • (obsolete, mining) The shaking of tin ore in a sieve held underwater so that the waste flows out, leaving the tin behind.
  • dilling

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A darling; a favourite.
  • Whilst the birds billing, / Each one with his dilling . — Drayton.
    (Webster 1913)