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Examples

  • Would you crap in a thunder-mug that cost ten minae?

    Peace

  • Let me not become a thunder-mug for the comic poets.

    The Ecclesiazusae

  • Xenylla asked for a cup; there wasn't any thunder-mug.

    The Thesmophoriazusae

  • The bin is full of white flour and the wine-jars run over with fragrant liquor; all the chests are crammed with gold and silver, it is a sight to see; the tank is full of oil, the phials with perfumes, and the garret with dried figs. Vinegar flasks, plates, stew-pots and all the platters are of brass; our rotten old wooden trenchers for the fish have to-day become dishes of silver; even the thunder-mug is of ivory.

    Plutus

  • a thunder-mug in case you have to pee; I shall hang it up beside you.

    The Wasps

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  • Excellent.

    December 18, 2009

  • "'The air is so rich with oxygen, I occasionally think I will pass out, and am obliged to nip into the barracks for a restorative whiff of dirty laundry and chamber pots (though the local usage is "thunder-mug," and for good reason).'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone (New York: Delacorte Press, 2009), 362

    December 17, 2009