from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small covered pot for rouge, intended to form part of a toilet-set.


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  • Each artist would be called a caricaturist because his instinctive penetration had taken him into regions where the powder-puff and the rouge-pot lose their power.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Hand up the rouge-pot, find me some first-class bits of lace, and the swaggerest jewelry you can pick out. —

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • In that instant she put a rouge-pot, a brandy bottle, and a plate of broken meat into the bed, gave one smooth to her hair, and finally let in her visitor.

    Vanity Fair

  • Becky changed her habits with her situation in life — the rouge-pot was suspended — another excitement to which she had accustomed herself was also put aside, or at least only indulged in privacy, as when she was prevailed on by Jos of a summer evening, Emmy and the boy being absent on their walks, to take a little spirit-and-water.

    Vanity Fair

  • Lady rouging herself: she holds a mirror and rouge-pot.

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Miscellaneous Chapters on Ancient Egyptian History and Archaeology

  • He stooped to the fallen overcoat, took an old hare's-foot from one of his pockets, and, dipping it in the rouge-pot, took the shaving-glass in hand, and, with many facial contortions, pursued his toilet, looking from his own reflection to Paul's face and back again with swift alternation.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • Each carried with him a new loin-cloth, a rouge-pot, feather ear-ornaments, a záparo (rattan basket -- Inca) of giamanchi, a spear, and a half gourd for a drinking-cup.

    Head Hunters of the Amazon: Seven Years of Exploration and Adventure

  • James thought that the Almighty in that case must have an unexpected familiarity with the rouge-pot and the powder-puff.

    The Hero

  • There are days when my wig rebukes me, sir, and my rouge-pot stares me out of countenance; yes, indeed, I sometimes begin to feel almost -- middle-aged and, at such times, I grow a little lonely.

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • Fashion has made Jezebel surrender her monopoly of the rouge-pot.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm


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