American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small room adjoining a kitchen, in which dishwashing and other kitchen chores are done.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place where dishes, kettles, and other kitchen utensils are kept and washed, and where the rough or slop work of a kitchen is done; a back kitchen.
- n. Slops; garbage; offal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A place where dishes, kettles, and culinary utensils, are cleaned and kept; also, a room attached to the kitchen, where the coarse work is done; a back kitchen.
- n. obsolete Hence, refuse; filth; offal.
- n. a small room (in large old British houses) next to the kitchen; where kitchen utensils are cleaned and kept and other rough household jobs are done
- From Old English, but probably influenced by Old Norse skola ("to wash") (> Danish skylle, Icelandic skyla). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French escuelerie, from escuelier, keeper of dishes, from escuele, dish, from Vulgar Latin *scūtella, alteration (influenced by scūtum, shield) of Latin scutella, salver, diminutive of scutra, platter. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In fact she dragged him into what she called her scullery (do they still exist?) and proceeded to scrub behind his ear with said scullery brush.”
“Does he call our scullery-maids and stable-boys "representative American middle class?”
“I like worthless, as the pinche, what the English called the scullery maid, was quite often a retarded girl (or sometimes boy) that did the lowest, dirtiest sorts of jobs in the kitchen and was often referred to (in English) as that worthless girl or boy.”
“They're below the club...the scullery is their natural habitat.”
“Lance and Uncle Gib lived in the quite large kitchen and a kind of cavern with a stone floor and a sink the old man called the scullery.”
“There, although half of the house was rented out to tenants with whom we shared a bathroom, we had our own small bedrooms, and a kitchenwhich my mother invariably called our scullery.”
“Out in the scullery was the sink where his father had scrubbed him, scrubbed him pink with a hard brush, while he sat and shivered on that perilous height.”
“The scullery was a mine of all the minerals of living.”
“The reason why they are hanging on the rod rack is that they are handy for use in the scullery, which is that part of the river close by the rack.”
“In the scullery was a sweeping-brush, and the sight of it tempted her to sweep up the kitchen.”
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