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  • n. Plural form of saltcellar.


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  • Inside the case were snuffboxes, hatpins, razors with bone handles, saltcellars with their dainty sterling silver spoons, and various pieces of jewelry recently acquired at an estate sale.


  • In December, unabated, the tomato invades the kitchen, it enters at lunchtime, takes its ease on countertops, among glasses, butter dishes, blue saltcellars.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Three—no, four squat hypospray cartridges arrayed, like an assortment of antique saltcellars, beside an empty hypospray jet.

    No Limits

  • It had been so unexpected, sitting there among Helen's saltcellars.

    Every Secret Thing

  • Alice pointed her forkful of fried egg at the wall next to the kitchen window, where painted shelves held the things Helen had started and stopped collecting over the years saltcellars, vintage salt and pepper shakers, cobalt blue glassware.

    Every Secret Thing

  • Not that she did not receive some costly and unusual gifts gold saltcellars made in the shape of galleons, jewelled beasts, emerald collars.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • Two schools of contrasting taste were also evident in the mixture of pewter and plastic which made up the saltcellars and pepper pots.

    Cargo of Eagles

  • Upon them fine white linen was spread, and golden saltcellars, wine-bowls, and water-jugs set about.

    King Arthur and His Knights

  • For, with the fall of it, the boards (being but thin) were burst clean asunder; and on both sides had tumbled out silver cups, silver saltcellars, silver plates and dishes, that in the lantern's rays sparkled prettily on the turf.

    The Splendid Spur

  • "Yes, dear – only don't be too particular, because I'm late and must hurry down or Jane won't get things straight, and it does fidget me to have the saltcellars uneven, the tea strainer forgotten, and your uncle's paper not aired," returned Miss Plenty, briskly unrolling the two gray curls she wore at her temples.

    Rose in Bloom


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