from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spittoon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. spittoon
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any ornamental vessel used as a spittoon; hence, to avoid the common term, a spittoon of any sort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spittoon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)
Why do they call themselves by the graceful name of "cuspidor" -- suggestive of castanets and Andalusian wiles?
He spits out the coffee into a large brass cuspidor which is designed for the purpose.
The house had a stereo with speakers the size of filing cabinets, a beer-filled refrigerator, and a brass cuspidor heaped with sinsemilla.
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Pergunta nº1: porque é que eu, ateu descrente, cuspidor em padrecos e pontapeador de bíblias, caio nestas tretas?
Ben shifted slightly and used a foot pedal to open a bronze cuspidor shaped like a turtle.
It was an ordinary outer office of the golden-oak variety, with a railing of spindles separating a telephone switchboard and two typewriter desks from two public settles and a brass cuspidor.
The bed was rickety, with a thin knotty mattress; the sand-colored walls were scratched and gouged; in every corner, under everything, were fluffy dust and cigar ashes; on the tilted wash-stand was a nicked and squatty pitcher; the only chair was a grim straight object of spotty varnish; but there was an altogether splendid gilt and rose cuspidor.
Quote from 1909 article: … the famous cuspidor curver … He broke the spitball in and out.
Then filling first a cup with tepid water, she brought a large cuspidor for Pao-yü to wash his mouth.
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