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sugar basin

noun, British.
Origin of sugar basin
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The coffee-pot, milk-jug, and sugar-basin are taken away on a tray.

  • A third time she came in with the sugar-basin and cups; then she departed to heat the water.

    Pierre and Jean Guy de Maupassant
  • And she ran upstairs to the plate-closet, and presently brought down teapot, cream-ewer, and sugar-basin.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • The captain offered the sugar-basin to Timéa; she could not manage the tongs.

  • We are afraid, if we look into the sugar-basin, we shall not find much more comfort than in the milk-jug.

  • It was seated on the sugar-basin, just as the Captain had described it.

  • But Jacob showed as much alacrity in obeying as a wasp shows in leaving a sugar-basin.

    Brother Jacob George Eliot
  • It is as much below our Imperial dignity, as it would be for a millionaire to count the lumps in the sugar-basin.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • The ants climbed up the wall to the ceiling, exactly perpendicularly over the sugar-basin.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • It is a very curious thing to look up a shaft from the very bottom; the top seems no bigger than a sugar-basin.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds

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