from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • n. a container used to keep bread or cake in


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


  • '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

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


  • 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.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • Instead of something that looks like Darth Vader’s (potato head) bread-bin, we will now have a much more attractive, creamy-white, curved beauty of a console.

    SLACKERJACK – Joanna Dark: Desktop Agent


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