Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small jug or pitcher for holding cream at table.
“One night the late Mr. Sadleir took tea in that dining-room, and, to the surprise of his butler, went out, having put into his pocket his own cream-jug.”
“The next morning, you know, he was found dead on Hampstead Heath, with the cream-jug lying by him, into which he had poured the poison by which he died.”
“He empties that cream-jug and puts it in his pocket; and then he opens yonder door, through which he is never to pass again.”
“The fragments of the solid banquet had been removed, but no sacrilegious hand had been laid on the teapot and the cream-jug.”
“The tea-cups out of which they had been drinking were made of some elegant porcelain, the teapot and cream-jug were of chased silver and as delicate in their sway.”
“I have got a quantity of things already, and yesterday Mrs MacHugh sent me such a beautiful cream-jug.”
“The same idea was carried out in the cups and saucers of thick homely delft, and in the cream-jug of similar kind.”
“The silver teapot and cream-jug were bright and shining, but they were rather small; and he could not help thinking that it would take a great many of those daintily-cut slices of bread and butter, to satisfy his appetite; so he was glad to see a good-sized loaf on a table near, and other more substantial things which had been added for the travellers.”
“At five-and-twenty a night of wearisome and broken sleep makes small difference to the spirits, and when he had washed as well as he could by the aid of a cream-jug full of water and a saucer, and a towel handkerchief, and without the aid of soap, he dressed, and sallied out with the intent to lose himself in Paris.”
“The young woman, after having wiped me dry, once more presents the cream-jug, this time with both hands, but I can only murmur faintly in my trouble, "Thanks, no -- no _more_ cream.”
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