Definitions

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  • n. A cup full of tea.
  • n. Whatever suits or interests one.

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

  • n. an activity that you like or at which you are superior

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mrs. Mayberry was fortifying herself with a cup of tea in the breakfast room-cum-parlor.

    the dirty duck

  • Sutane and Slippers had rushed out for a cup of tea and rushed back again to the drawing room.

    The Fashion in Shrouds

  • It appears that Mrs Rode made herself a cup of tea and sat down in the drawing-room to await his return.

    A Murder of Quality

  • Mr. Russing set a cup of tea in front of her, and before she could reconsider, Josephine threw the hot liquid at him and went sprinting out the back door.

    The Lost Children

  • Oh, I can call on Mr Fielding and Mr D'Arcy and they say, "Good day, Sergeant," and give me a cup of tea in the kitchen, but I can't get among them.

    A Murder of Quality

  • He swallowed, still restless, dry-mouthed by proxy, and went to fetch a cup of tea from the canteen.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • The natural nurturer lives only twenty minutes outside Boston, and in less than half an hour she arrived, heavily pregnant and in tears, at South Station, where she scooped Sarah into her arms and brought her home for a cup of tea and warm shelter.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • Having invited Helen and me to approach the table, and placed before each of us a cup of tea with one delicious but thin morsel of toast, she got up, unlocked a drawer, and taking from it a parcel wrapped in paper, disclosed presently to our eyes a good-sized seed-cake.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

  • Irene and Ken, Agnes and George Partel, and Norman and Lois Clark not related to us often would come over around 9:30 to share a cup of tea or glass of wine and visit with me.

    Kitchen Privileges

  • The culprit having been slapped, Mr Dunwoody roused himself abruptly to inquire the cause of the “bloody shindy,” and to receive a cup of tea by way of peace-offering.

    The Port of London Murders

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  • See under nice hot and would you like a.

    Also cf. builders' tea, in my case.

    November 3, 2008

  • yarb, I think we could all get jobs writing Old English gospel hymns if that's the best they can do.

    March 1, 2008

  • Cup of tea, my lord, cup of tea?
    Cup of tea, my lord, cup of tea?
    It ain't much, lord, but it's free.
    Cup of tea, my lord, cup of tea?

    - Old English gospel hymn

    March 1, 2008

  • 'I can never find a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.' -C.S. Lewis

    March 1, 2008