from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as bathtub.


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  • For the bath establishment, close by, I lack the satisfaction, it is true, of seeing my revered image reproduced _ad infinitum_, by a vista of mirrors; but I have a bathing-tub like a lake, and linen enough to dry a hippopotamus.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

  • We explored the house, -- after it had first been examined by our guard, to see that no foes lurked there, -- but found nothing but heaps of rubbish, an old bedstead, and a bathing-tub, of which we afterward made good use.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • In this dilemma somebody suggested the bathing-tub, a suggestion which was eagerly seized upon.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • If there is no tub to fit, a common bathing-tub may be raised on one end, by putting a piece of wood under it, so as to keep the water all in the other end, allowing the feet of the patient to be kept out of the water.

    Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms

  • The former, together with all jewels and other valuables found in the apartments of the Duchess, were deposited in a bathing-tub, on which a workman seated himself as guard and suffered no one to approach until the aforesaid valuables could be conveyed by a detachment of the

    Edmond Dantès

  • The sawed-off end of a barrel was the bathing-tub, and Peer stood in the kitchen with his sleeves rolled up, holding the naked little bodies as they sprawled about in the steaming water.

    The Great Hunger

  • On Thang's bathing-tub these words were inscribed:

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 13 — Religion and Philosophy

  • One of the trunks is a bathing-tub, fitted with a cover -- an agreeable promise of refreshment amidst the dust and weariness of travel.

    Idolatry A Romance

  • This battered and tattered doll, this shapeless, featureless, possibly legless creature, whose mission it is to be dragged by one arm, or stood upon its head in the bathing-tub, until it finally reverts to the rag-bag whence it came, -- what an affluence of breathing life is thrown around it by one touch of dawning imagination!

    Oldport Days

  • She learned afterwards that Mrs. Fixfax had found the rings in the bottom of the ivory bathing-tub, where Fly had had her "turkey wash."

    Prudy Keeping House


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