Dredge and Dredging
DREDGE AND DREDGING. The word " dredge " is used in two senses. (I) From Mid. Eng. dragie, through Fr. dragee, from Gr. rpayrfflara, sweetmeats, it means a confection of sugar formed with seeds, bits of spice or medicinal agents. The word in this sense is obsolete, but survives in " dredger," a box with a perforated top used for sprinkling such a sugarmixture, flour or other powdered substance.