On one summer lunch hour, Donna Ann Levonuk, 50, lifted a tub of diaper cream priced at $43.98—and then stashed it in her purse.
She got an electric kettle and plugged it in, transferring a teapot of hot water into the tub.
Until recently, with global demand soaring for oil, gas, and minerals, thumping the tub against imperialism played well at home.
"open wooden vessel," late 14c., from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, or Middle Flemish tubbe, of uncertain origin. Related to Old High German zubar "vessel with two handles, wine vessel," German Zuber. Considered to be unrelated to Latin tubus (see tube); one theory connects it to the root of two based on the number of handles. Also 17c. slang for "pulpit;" hence tub-thumper (1660s) "speaker or preacher who thumps the pulpit for emphasis."
To accept or attempt something tentatively: Let's try this scenario on for size and see if it binds in the crotch (1956+)