Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cup from which coffee is drunk, distinctively about one third larger than a tea-cup of the same set.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Smart Lid Systems, Australia: A disposable coffee-cup lid that changes color from brown to red when hot.

    The Winners, Category by Category

  • A disposable coffee-cup lid that changes color from brown to red when hot.

    2010 Technology Innovation Winners

  • Billing itself now as "the first mobile game for business travelers," Jetset (as it's now known) uses the iPhone's location-awareness to link fliers to whichever airport they're currently in to unlock special local souvenirs (your guess as to which have to be in to unlock the 'poutine' and 'Greek coffee-cup'), which can then be sent to friends via its interconnected Facebook app.

    Boing Boing

  • The innovative office has a comfortable sitting place, a fold-out laptop stand, a cool table lamp and even a special coffee-cup place.

    Multifunctional Design

  • Claire studied the open magazine and the piled-high cups — which did resemble a coffee-cup Tower of Babel, now that she thought about it — and wondered what she had done.

    Abandonment

  • I sat with my coffee-cup half-way to my lips and stared at Barrymore.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • "She is right, Jason," the Salamander said merrily, making her turn her head so suddenly to look at it that she nearly overset her coffee-cup.

    red dust

  • There was also a note, in an envelope identical to Jason Cameron's first missive, resting against the coffee-cup.

    red dust

  • He mentions that the white coffee-cup Irving is holding works well against the green, and Irving says: "Well, it is an Aryan cup."

    Johann Hari: "Hitler Appointed Me His Biographer": An Exclusive Interview With David Irving

  • Perhaps it was worse for those who had to work in the galley: it is no laughing matter to be cook, when for weeks together you cannot put down so much as a coffee-cup without its immediately turning a somersault.

    The South Pole~ From Madeira to the Barrier

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