Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a container used to store breads or cake, to keep them fresh.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a container used to keep bread or cake in

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Examples

  • Harold opened the bread-bin and took out a fresh loaf of granary - her favourite.

    Tomatoes

  • Our cafeterie had year-old filth in all the dark corners, and the bread-bin was infested with cockroaches.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • 'Tis said that when dining with a rich host, he springs at the dishes with the gluttony of a wild beast and never leaves the bread-bin until his host seizes him round the knees, exclaiming, "Go, go, good gentleman, in mercy go, and spare my poor table!"

    The Knights

  • The bread-bin, when she found it, held half a loaf of dry, unappetising white bread, although the biscuit barrel was well stocked.

    Lesson to Learn

  • The bread-bin, when she found it, held half a loaf of dry, unappetising white bread, although the biscuit barrel was well stocked.

    Lesson to Learn

  • The bread-bin, when she found it, held half a loaf of dry, unappetising white bread, although the biscuit barrel was well stocked.

    Lesson To Learn

  • When he was in the kitchen for a tea break in the afternoon he had nicked a couple of rolls from the bread-bin.

    Cal

  • Our cafeterie had year-old filth in all the dark corners, and the bread-bin was infested with cockroaches.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • It isn’t his job, and he has far too many other things to do, what with chasing the mice out of the bread-bin, coping with an interfering administrator and a lovesick hospital porter, and treating an injured slave girl he bought against his better judgement and who is turning out to be disturbingly attractive.

    Ruso and the Disappearing Dancing Girls, by Ruth Downie. Book review

  • It isn’t his job, and he has far too many other things to do, what with chasing the mice out of the bread-bin, coping with an interfering administrator and a lovesick hospital porter, and treating an injured slave girl he bought against his better judgement and who is turning out to be disturbingly attractive.

    Kings of Lindsey

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