Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A utensil for dissolving glue, usually consisting of two pots, one within the other. The inner pot contains the glue; the outer is filled with water, the boiling of which causes the glue to melt.
- n. A part of a road so bad that the wheels of a carriage would stick in it.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A utensil for melting glue, consisting of an inner pot holding the glue, immersed in an outer one containing water which is heated to soften the glue.
- From glue + pot. (Wiktionary)
“He shaped well when beaten little more than a dozen lengths in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury first time out and then got stuck in the gluepot ground at the Welsh National.”
“It needs to be controlled..or it's all about a gluepot.”
“It needs to be controlled. .or it's all about a gluepot.”
“I hate these modern synthetics, but a lovely old-fashioned smelly gluepot was a wistful dream in these crummy circumstances.”
“For he wondered that I, for whom he had such a great esteem, should be stuck so fast in the gluepot of pleasure as to maintain, whenever we discussed the subject, that I could not possibly live a celibate life.”
“Well, the chimney swift carries a gluepot with him.”
“The Tinker has now set on his grimy gluepot, and the glue simmers.”
“Your starving eyes and allbeplastered neck you stole my heart, O gluepot.”
“Thick cakes of a dark brown colour with an unpleasant odour should be avoided; they are too easily affected by the atmosphere, turn bad in the gluepot under very little provocation from damp warm winds, and spoil the look of good and refined workmanship.”
“Then the gluepot dried up; the petals and the paper were dusty and spotted; the mistress of the establishment came for her tools and materials and made more than one scene.”
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Citation: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, unabridged from the original 1811 edition, with a foreword by Max Harris. London: Bibliophile Books, 1984.
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