Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A metal pot in which the materials for varnish are melted and mixed.

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Examples

  • Caesar, neglected without an effort to defend him; so he confiscated the gum-pot, and effectually stopped the stamp business by whisking away at one fell swoop all that lay on Jill's table.

    Jack And Jill

  • We had made a litter, certainly, with the gum-pot and scraps of paper, and cold water for loosening the stamps, but we soon cleared it up.

    My New Home

  • We all worked away at it till some progress had been made, when Robin took charge of the gum-pot, he having previously concocted a quantity of pitch from the pine trees.

    Snow Shoes and Canoes The Early Days of a Fur-Trader in the Hudson Bay Territory

  • Bouncer, who had followed us down, apparently as much interested as any one, leaped up on his hind legs, barking loudly; while Robin, who had remained at the fire attending to the gum-pot, that we might stop any leaks which were discovered, echoed our shouts.

    Snow Shoes and Canoes The Early Days of a Fur-Trader in the Hudson Bay Territory

  • a box of clips, and a gum-pot stood where a careful hand had placed them.

    Elizabeth's Campaign

  • I want four long bits of cane, a square of white cloth, some pieces of thin wood, and the gum-pot, "said Will, sitting up to examine the little cart, feeling like a boy again as he took out his knife and began to whittle.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 6 Old-Fashioned Tales

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