from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small tureen for holding sauce or gravy.
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Serve with gravy in the dish, and plenty of bread-sauce in a sauce-tureen.
Serve melted butter in a sauce-tureen; and those who like it rub the yoke of a hard egg into the butter, which makes a delicious sauce to the asparagus.
Here was a golden opportunity lost, thought the discontented captain, forgetful that he could scarcely have proposed to Miss Floyd at the dinner-table, amid the jingle of glasses and popping of corks, and with a big powdered footman charging at him with a side-dish or a sauce-tureen while he put the fatal question.
Turn the pudding out of the mould on to a clean and neatly-folded napkin, and serve, as sauce, a little iced whipped cream, in a sauce-tureen or glass dish.
Never pour melted butter over any thing, but always send it to table in a sauce-tureen or boat.
Let it just come to a boil, and then send it to table in a sauce-tureen.