Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cup used to hold the soap and lather for shaving.

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Examples

  • Aubrey's pocket-knife, a paper-cutter, and a button-hook to eat with, and rather than to stop and wash out his shaving-cup we drank out of the bottles.

    At Home with the Jardines

  • Then she hunted for Ward's razor and shaving-cup and after one or two failures – through using too much water – she managed to make a cup of very nice lather.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • Then she hunted for Ward's razor and shaving-cup and after one or two failures -- through using too much water -- she managed to make a cup of very nice lather.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • "Here's how, gentlemen!" cried Tom encouragingly, touching Bill's tin cup with his shaving-cup.

    Banzai! by Parabellum

  • Tom lowered his shaving-cup and took a step forward, whereupon he was at once halted by the sharp command: "Hands up!"

    Banzai! by Parabellum

  • The three obeyed the order mechanically, Tom unconsciously holding up his shaving-cup as well, so that the good whisky flowed down his arm into his coat.

    Banzai! by Parabellum

  • "I guess he's found a gopher," said Tom, and then the three entered the hut, and Tom, taking a half-empty whisky bottle out of a cupboard, poured some into a cup without a handle, a shaving-cup, and an old tin cup.

    Banzai! by Parabellum

  • McTurk laughed into the nickel-plated shaving-cup, and settled Sefton's head between Stalky's vise-like knees.

    Stalky & Co.

  • WE frankly confess that we do not understand why the shaving-cup is packed at the bottom of a barrel of tinware, or why a vest is used to wrap up a ham.

    They All Do It; or, Mr. Miggs of Danbury and his Neighbors Being a Faithful Record of What Befell the Miggses on Several Important Occasions ...

  • Here the barber, casually recalled to his business, would have replenished his shaving-cup, but finding now that on his last visit to the water-vessel he had not replaced it over the lamp, he did so now; and, while waiting for it to heat again, became almost as sociable as if the heating water were meant for whisky-punch; and almost as pleasantly garrulous as the pleasant barbers in romances.

    The Confidence-Man

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