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  • n. Plural form of fingerbowl.


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  • Our suggested contribution to this potentially explosive buffet is little fingerbowls of antacids—your contribution to the Clean Air Act.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • I remember her many hutches and cabinets filled with salt fingerbowls.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • "Maybe you'd like Honey to show you around the house," Miss Trask said when the maid brought in fingerbowls.

    The Secret Of The Mansion

  • The chased silver fingerbowls which were put on the table were very elegant; the last time he had seen anything like them was as a midshipman at a dinner at Government House in Gibraltar.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • The smile would have been somewhat less complacent could she have heard old Jerome's comment as he placed upon the pantry shelf the fingerbowls which he had just removed from the table.

    Peggy Stewart at School

  • They admired the richer woman's perfect house-furnishing, and struggled blindly to accumulate the same number and variety of napkins and fingerbowls, ramekins and glasses and candlesticks and special forks and special knives.

    The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne

  • Our two homes are gently shoved into a siding, and before you can say knife, our servants are spreading the table beside the carriage on the sand by lamplight; there are flowers on the table, silver, linen, and brass fingerbowls for four -- the dinner prepared between Seringapatam and here _en route_!

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah

  • "That blackguard she married," the bridegroom told him, "was killed three months ago racing with another car from Versailles back to Paris after a dinner at which, it seems, all present drank 'burgundy out of the fingerbowls.'

    The Lost Road


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