from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pot made to contain a pint, especially a pewter pot for beer.
  • n. A person who is addicted to the use of beer, or a seller of beer.


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  • He cannot do it, any more than a pint-pot can hold a quart, or a quart-pot be filled by a pint.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 26, December, 1859

  • The remaining apparatus provided for your comfort in the bathroom is a wooden board, or rack, on which you squat, while you pour water over yourself with a tin pint-pot.

    India and the Indians

  • I put him in a pint-pot, and there I bid him drum.

    Aunt Kitty's Stories

  • I put him in a pint-pot, and there I bid him drum;

    Harry's Ladder to Learning

  • There was a bit of cheese and bread, and a tin candlestick on the table, and a little black porter in a pint-pot.

    VII. Crawley of Queen’s Crawley

  • You may get drunk and beat your wife, and he will tolerate you; you may run amok through most of the Decalogue, and he will still be your friend; but venture to worship your Maker in a fashion which differs one tittle from his own, and he will put down his pint-pot or desist from sanding the sugar and fell you to the earth.

    The Right Stuff Some Episodes in the Career of a North Briton

  • While in the workshops, Mr. M'Kay took a fancy to a small knot of wood, about the size of a pint-pot, and asked it of the king.

    Adventures of the first settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River

  • The poor old donkeys that fancy themselves in the part are either crackbrained professors who couldn't rule a Sunday-school class, or bristling soldiers with pint-pot heads who imagine that the shooting of


  • Arf the unpleasantnesses in my life 'ave come out of doing kindnesses to people, and all the gratitoode I've' ad for it I could put in a pint-pot with a pint o 'beer already in it.

    Bob's Redemption Captains All, Book 5.

  • Regularly after dinner on these occasions he would exhibit an old pewter pint-pot to the pilgrims, and draw their attention to the following verse, scratched upon it -- as he asserted -- by the poet's own hand:

    Wandering Heath


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