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  • n. Plural form of pannikin.


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  • We ate at long trestle-tables out of permanently greasy tin pannikins, and drank out of a dreadful thing called a porron.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • She saw bedding spread and a baby's clothes fluttering out to dry, and tin pannikins and chunks of salt beef slung to the ropes that bound the wool bales together.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • I had seen whisky drunk, such as whisky-and-soda by the men of the clubs, but never as these men drank it, from pannikins and mugs, and from the bottles — great brimming drinks, each one of which was in itself a debauch.

    Chapter 26

  • In her mind she compared them with the woman who poured the tea, and there uprose in contrast the gourds and pannikins of the Toyaat village and the clumsy mugs of Twenty Mile, to which she likened herself.


  • The pannikins scraped clean, conversation began to spring up.


  • The man beside me ate his own share, and mine to boot, scraped the pannikins, and looked hungrily for more.


  • They bristled with unknown perils, and he gazed at them, fascinated, till their dazzle became a background across which moved a succession of forecastle pictures, wherein he and his mates sat eating salt beef with sheath-knives and fingers, or scooping thick pea-soup out of pannikins by means of battered iron spoons.

    Chapter 2

  • Neither of them spoke again till they had emptied their pannikins.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Mr. Warrington should have to sit down in the Temple dinner-ball, and cut at a shoulder of mutton, and drink small-beer out of tin pannikins, by the side of rough students who wore gowns like the parish-clerk.

    The Virginians

  • When the meal was half finished, Mrs. Henniker brought in an enormous jorum of tea, which she served out to all the guests in tin pannikins, giving to every man a fixed and ample allowance of brown sugar, without at all consulting his taste.

    John Caldigate


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