from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pitch-pot.


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  • As soon as the natives reached the land, they seized their arms, which had been laid up in a tree, and having snatched a brand from under a pitch-kettle that was boiling, made a circuit to the windward of the few things our people had on shore, and with surprising quickness and dexterity set on fire to the grass in that way.

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook

  • I called back again to him, and bid him not offer to fire, for the carpenter would do the work without him; but bid him heat another pitch-kettle, which our cook, who was on broad, took care of.

    The Further Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe

  • Thus we got clear of this merry fight; and having got some rice and some roots and bread, with about sixteen hogs, on board two days before, we resolved to stay here no longer, but go forward, whatever came of it; for we made no doubt but we should be surrounded the next day with rogues enough, perhaps more than our pitch-kettle would dispose of for us.

    The Further Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe

  • Over some embers pulled away from the centre of the flame a pitch-kettle was heating and its owners, while waiting for its contents to melt, were warming a small piece of dried sturgeon.

    The Princess Pocahontas

  • He had been pitching the canoe, -- this was ever so long ago, of course, -- and he thought it would be great fun to put the pitch-kettle on his head.

    Hildegarde's Neighbors

  • And how about the pitch-kettle, my gentle shepherd?

    Hildegarde's Neighbors

  • Before they could be stopped they seized their arms, and, snatching a brand from under a pitch-kettle, they whirled it round with great dexterity and rapidity, and set fire to the grass, which was six feet or more high, and dry as stubble.

    Captain Cook His Life, Voyages, and Discoveries

  • On landing, they seized a brand from under the pitch-kettle, and with it set fire to the long grass.

    Notable Voyagers From Columbus to Nordenskiold

  • "I say, Jim, put them dried chickens into the pitch-kettle along with some taters out of the bag -- they'll make a good mess; and then with this cask of grog to go to, we shan't do badly."

    The Little Savage

  • I examined the pitch-kettle, and the boat's sails, and the breakers.

    The Little Savage


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