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coal scuttle

a metal bucket, usually with a lip, for holding and carrying coal.
Origin of coal scuttle
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The coal-scuttle of the Crano-Scale was hovering above us, evidently selecting a spot for its operations.

  • His only reply was to ask the scout to refill the coal-scuttle.

    Kathleen Christopher Morley
  • When Becky went down-stairs, she was not the same Becky who had staggered up, loaded down by the weight of the coal-scuttle.

    A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • As we put down the coal-scuttle there was a knock at the door.

    The Potiphar Papers George William Curtis
  • I blushed, and made a show of riping my pipe into the coal-scuttle to hide my confusion.

    Betty Grier Joseph Waugh
  • Twice he brought in his walking-stick, and once he brought in the coal-scuttle.

    The Tale of Mr. Tod Beatrix Potter
  • coal-scuttle bonnets are likewise growing in favour, as may be seen by the picture at the top of this page.

  • Peter sat on the coal-scuttle, and Lucy gave him tea, with three lumps in it.

    The Lee Shore Rose Macaulay
  • She wore a coal-scuttle hat pulled down over her eyes so that her face was quite extinguished.

    Ruth Fielding Down East Alice B. Emerson
  • That coal-scuttle, as you call it, is large enough to hold four tons.

British Dictionary definitions for coal-scuttle

coal scuttle

a domestic metal container for coal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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