from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small covered brazier of glazed earthenware, used in Italy.


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  • The scaldino is a small pot of glazed earthen-ware, having an earthen bale: and with this handle passed over the arm, and the pot full of bristling charcoal, the Veneziana's defense against cold is complete.

    Venetian Life

  • She had thrown her distaff on the ground, and was picking up the pieces of the yellow _scaldino_ to see if it could possibly be fitted together again.

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  • To avoid his grandmother's arm, Tuttu hastily scrambled under the stone seat, but his unfortunate rider thrown off his balance, fell head first against the earthen _scaldino_, which was broken, and its ashes scattered on the path in all directions.

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  • Tutti walked in charge of Bianca, while Tuttu devoted all his attention to the _scaldino_ in its red handkerchief, and a large green cotton umbrella he had brought from home in case the day should turn out to be rainy.

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  • She guessed that Tuttu was determined to replace the _scaldino_, as on several occasions he had not been able to resist a veiled hint on the subject; but she pretended perfect ignorance, and the two little boys might whisper and laugh to their heart's content -- it was quite certain she never heard anything!

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  • The chintz curtains were drawn around the bay-window and a bright brass _scaldino_ stood in it, filled with the yellows and red-browns, the silvery pinks and mauves of chrysanthemums.

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  • The _scaldino_ for the feet was generally sufficient, and this, replenished three times a day, was included in the rent.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 22, January, 1873

  • The gig flew on, and Tuttu lay white and quiet, the _scaldino_ still grasped in his two little outstretched hands.

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  • From his pack came a pair of earrings -- wagging, tinkling affairs of silver and coral; next some portentous pins, shining globes like prickly pears; a coral and bells for Master Niccolà, and a _scaldino_ of pierced brass for the adornment of the house.

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  • "You would never have allowed anyone to touch that _scaldino_, would you?"

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