- n. chinaware decorated with a blue Chinese design on a white background depicting a willow tree and often a river
“Fate has comfortably appointed gold plate for some, and has bidden others contentedly to wear the willow-pattern.”
“Some of them (a strange thing in Scotland) are models of internal neatness; the beds adorned with patchwork, the shelves arrayed with willow-pattern plates, the floors and tables bright with scrubbing or pipe-clay, and the very kettle polished like silver.”
“The willow-pattern plate was daubed with gory streaks.”
“The tea - pot, the old stocking-foot, the linen rag, the willow-pattern tureen, will yield up their barren deposit in many a house: suffer your daughters, at least, to put their money to the exchangers, that they may be enabled at the Master's coming to pay”
“It glinted on the blue slate slabs of the floor, on the willow-pattern china set out on the enormous black dresser; on the shelf of beaming Toby jugs above the stove.”
“Flemish po -- portrait painting, with its very high finish and intense concentration of craft, and it is said his mother's willow-pattern china.”
““This stuff needs a rainy day for poking about in,” she said, holding a willow-pattern butter dish up to the light and squinting at it.”
“By signs he invited us to enter a rather nice-looking building, built just like one of those little pagodas resembling card-houses that you see in the right-hand corner of a willow-pattern plate.”
“In Shanghai I visited the original tea-house depicted on the well-known willow-pattern china ware.”
“But the trouble was that Miss Caldegard had never seen a humming bird, and therefore found herself brooding on the blueness of all the blue things in her experience, from willow-pattern china to the waters of the”
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