from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a frame for holding cruets; a caster; a stand for cruets together with the cruets containing various condiments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A frame, often of silver, for holding cruets and casters. The frame, cruets, and casters together are commonly called casters, the casters, or a caster.

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

  • n. a stand for cruets containing various condiments


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  • There was no one in the eating-room, which had a separate entrance, and they sat down at a small table with a cruet-stand, a handbell, a bottle of Worcester sauce, and in a vase some failing pyrethrums which had never been fresh.

    Flowering Wilderness

  • The table with all the plates was upset; sauce, meat, knives, the salt, and cruet-stand were strewn over the room;

    Madame Bovary

  • “It serves you right,” she was saying: “I always told you not to have that old-fashioned cruet-stand.”

    The Complete Father Brown

  • “And remembered that there were emetics in the cruet-stand,” said Father Brown.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • “Oh, there are sermons in a cruet-stand, too,” said

    The Complete Father Brown

  • Holmes propped it against the cruet-stand and read it while he ate.

    The Adventure of the Six Napoleons

  • It touched up the cruet-stand and the britannia metal in the little dining-room at the Green Man and an emaciated ray even found its way to the rows of bottles in the bar and to the anvil at Copse Forge.

    Death of a Fool

  • Food, plates, knives and forks, glasses, and a cruet-stand were all she ever thought necessary; and even for a centre vase of flowers I had to ask, and often to insist, during the time she was single-handed.

    J. Cole

  • "He went into the pantry, my Lord," the steward continued, "when my back was turned, and while he was looking about him in one of the cupboards, the vessel took a lurch to port, and unshipping the cruet-stand, emptied the pepper-pot in his eye, my Lord."

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • Life, as she said to Wally, was too short to woo a cruet-stand!

    Captain Jim


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