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- n. a large pail used to receive waste water from a washbasin or chamber pot
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Whatever the reason, in Suburbian Gems, there was an Eagle over every sofa, a slop jar of geraniums in every bathroom, and a deacon's bench in every hallway.
She stood and dumped the potato peelings in the slop jar that she kept for Nettie’s pigs.