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sugar basin

noun, British
Origin of sugar basin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • Peggy had been forbidden to touch the sugar basin ever since one very miserable day.

    The Helpmate May Sinclair
  • I obtained a large plateful of the weed and emptied the sugar basin and cream jug over it.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • Thus you see the Tartar needs neither tea-kettle, teapot, nor sugar basin.

    Far Off Favell Lee Mortimer
  • A third time she came in with the sugar basin and cups; then she departed to heat the water.

  • Casting the handle of a sugar basin for John Hancock, he seriously burns his right hand.

    Mr. Wicker's Window Carley Dawson
  • It is unnecessary to state that the Japanese tea-tray does not include a sugar basin, cream jug or spoons.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • I told him, and he was punctual; and this time the coffee was brought in the coffee-pot and the sugar in the sugar basin.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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