from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tub-shaped receptacle of earthenware or glass for holding cracked ice.


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  • Wilde had been trussed up like a turkey by undergraduates, dragged up and down a hill, his champagne emptied into the ice-tub, hooted in the streets of various towns, and, I think, stoned, and no newspaper named him but in scorn; his manner had hardened to meet opposition and at times he allowed one to see an unpardonable insolence.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Poor Billoo was in a bad way -- and when he turned the ice-tub upside down for a seat, and wrapped himself in the canoe sail, I invited the women to come out and see for themselves how brave he was.

    The Spread Eagle and Other Stories

  • "There's the thirteenth cut-glass ice-tub," said Nan, as she tore the tissue paper wrapping from an exquisite piece of sparkling glass.

    Patty's Summer Days

  • The young waiter brought an ice-tub with the wine.

    Bertha Garlan

  • When the ice-tub is prepared with fresh-pounded ice and salt, the freezing-pot is put into it up to its cover.

    The Book of Household Management

  • When you give a dinner party of twelve, each guest can have a separate ice-tub, which will be very convenient. "

    Patty's Summer Days


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