Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel used on the tea-table for boiling water or keeping water hot: it differs from the tea-kettle chiefly in having a faucet or cock instead of a spout, so that it has not to be moved or tipped for drawing hot water.
- n. an urn or pot, with a gravity-fed tap at the bottom, used for holding hot water, hot tea or hot coffee.
“Soon after arriving, Ronay was shocked to see how sugar was dispensed in a buffet at Victoria Station? with a teaspoon on a string next to the tea-urn, to be left for the next user.”
“It bore through the harvest country a smell like a large washing-day, and a sharp issue of steam as from a huge brazen tea-urn.”
“The mother took both of them close to herself, and held a hand of each of them as they knelt down to prayers, which Sir Pitt read to them, and to the servants in their Sunday suits or liveries, ranged upon chairs on the other side of the hissing tea-urn.”
““Clive does not think he is a rascal at all, papa,” cries Rosey, from behind her tea-urn; “that is, you said you thought papa judged him too harshly; you know you did, this morning!””
“A war between two such men is dreadful; pretty little pink-faced Rosey, in a sweet little morning cap and ribbons, her pretty little fingers twinkling with a score of rings, sat simpering before her silver tea-urn, which reflected her pretty little pink baby face.”
“Now the guard standing with his hand raised dropped his flag and the tea-urn slid past.”
“I looked up and saw my friend standing over the unconscious major, a filigreed Turkish tea-urn still swinging in his right hand.”
“Arrived at the Kalinovo wood, we found the carriage awaiting us there, with, beside it, a one-horse waggonette driven by the butler — a waggonette in which were a tea-urn, some apparatus for making ices, and many other attractive boxes and bundles, all packed in straw!”
“The steam from the tea-urn rose in the middle of the lawn.”
“I see the gleaming tea-urn; the glass cases full of pale-yellow sandwiches; the men in round coats perched on stools at the counter; and also behind them, eternity.”
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