Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ladle of medium size, the bowl of which has two spouts, one on each side, used for filling glasses from a punch-bowl.
“While he spoke, he seized the punch-ladle, and began to fill the glasses.”
“Philip turned away, while the doctor pretended to examine the silver punch-ladle.”
“Downstairs, no doubt, collecting the silver milk-jug and sugar-basin and the punch-ladle that was Uncle Joe's, and Aunt Jerusha's teaspoons.”
“One of his fore legs was shaped like the handle of our punch-ladle, and the remaining three legs, about the fetlock, were slightly bunchy.”
“Perhaps you did not know something else too -- p'raps you did not know "(and here the monster clapped his hand on the table and made the punch-ladle tremble in the bowl) --" p'raps you did not know as dat yong man, dat Stobbs, dat sneaking, baltry, squinting fellow, is as vicked as he is ogly.”
“When we were to some extent satisfied, we went back, and I plied the punch-ladle more and more freely.”
“Perhaps you did not know something else too — p’raps you did not know” (and here the monster clapped his hand on the table and made the punch-ladle tremble in the bowl) — “p’raps you did not know as dat yong man, dat Stobbs, dat sneaking, baltry, squinting fellow, is as vicked as he is ogly.”
““I sold her a gold neck-chain and repeating watch in the year 1795,” said Mr. Polonius, who made it a point to recollect everything; “and a silver punch-ladle to the”
“a small forge, set up for his own use, he repaired and made various kinds of instruments, and converted, by the way, a large silver coin into a punch-ladle, as a trophy of his early skill as a metal-smith.”
“a twist like that in the whalebone handle of a punch-ladle, by rubbing it on a block of wood with a flat stick.”
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