Dishes clicked lightly, knives and forks jingled, cups were set back with little clinking noises on saucers.
There was a shelf of books and another of blue and white cups and saucers and dishes.
They were long and streamlined or short and round, or they were curved like gondolas or squat like saucers.
Put it into scallop shells or saucers, making them three parts full, and fill them up with potatoes, mashed with a little cream.
Give a plentiful supply of water in saucers to Narcissus, or other bulbs when flowering.
One tea-pot, one sugar-bowl, one slop-basin, and twelve cups and saucers.
Bengal lights are very similar, but are piled in saucers, covered with gummed paper, and lit by means of pieces of match.
Pompey brought in the tea-urn, cups and saucers, sugar and cream.
From the adjoining room, the clinking of cups and saucers told him that breakfast was going on.
Let your sauce be chaldron for a Swan, and serve it in saucers.
mid-14c., from Anglo-Latin saucerium and Old French saussier (Modern French saucière) "sauce dish," from Late Latin salsarium, neuter of salsarius "of or for salted things," from Latin salsus (see sauce (n.)). Originally a small dish or pan in which sauce is set on a table. Meaning "small, round, shallow vessel for supporting a cup and retaining any liquid which might be spilled" is attested from c.1702.
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