Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rather large deep plate used for serving soup.
“China soup-plate, perforated and strung on coconut sennit, suspended from about his neck so that it rested flat on his chest and half-concealed the generous swell of muscles.”
“Nor was he any more ridiculous because of the soup-plate than was he ludicrous because of his nakedness.”
“No man of Malaita he had ever heard of possessed an unbroken soup-plate.”
“My next neighbour has frequently risen from his seat after a substantial and varied dinner while I was sending away my soup-plate.”
“Tears falling into her soup-plate were her only reply.”
“His brother-in-law said nothing, but made a most eloquent grimace as he turned his face towards his soup-plate.”
“Rosalba, who, mounting higher and higher, wraps herself about in sacking, and then, with a look of indifference and satiety as if she had renounced and suffered and dedicated herself to some insane act of defiance for no pleasure of her own, dives into the Channel and brings up a twopenny-halfpenny soup-plate between her teeth.”
“A fairly common one is a huge anemone of a rich cobalt blue which opens out like a soup-plate with convoluted edges.”
“The equipment is as Flashman describes it; the _schlager_ itself was three-and-a-half feet long, with an unusually large guard ( "the soup-plate of honour").”
“From one of the ostrich eggs that Mbejane had found the day before, Katrina made an omelette the size of a soup-plate. it was flavoured with nutmeg and chunks. of mushroom, yellow and rich.”
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