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- n. an urn or pot, with a gravity-fed tap at the bottom, used for holding hot water, hot tea or hot coffee.
from The 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.
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