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.
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.
"There's the thirteenth cut-glass ice-tub," said Nan, as she tore the tissue paper wrapping from an exquisite piece of sparkling glass.
The young waiter brought an ice-tub with the wine.
When the ice-tub is prepared with fresh-pounded ice and salt, the freezing-pot is put into it up to its cover.
When you give a dinner party of twelve, each guest can have a separate ice-tub, which will be very convenient. "