from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A container used for urinating or defecating when it is not possible or inconvenient to go to a bathroom or toilet; a bedpan, a chamber pot. Commonly used in hospitals, where it is normally called bedpan. Formerly used in private residences, particularly those without an indoor toilet or bathroom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as slop-basin.


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  • She had fixed the big tea-pot among the embers, and held a slop-bowl of tea in her lap, discoursing to

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • When the Rose had bulged her flanks with the complete haddock, when, responsive to a "Stuff your head in that, you brute," the patient creature had lapped a slop-bowl full of milk, George again imprisoned her; rushed, basket under arm, for open country.

    Once Aboard the Lugger

  • She says she can't spatter round in a room; she wants all creation for a slop-bowl.

    Real Folks

  • I have seven on hand now, and barely time to read my own, 'said Mrs Jo, pensively fishing a small letter out of the slop-bowl and opening it with care, because the down-hill address suggested that a child wrote it.

    Jo's Boys

  • After this somewhat lengthened speech, Dick Moy swallowed a slop-bowlful of coffee at a draught -- he always used a slop-bowl -- and applied himself with renewed zest to a Norfolk dumpling, in the making of which delicacy his wife had no equal.

    The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands

  • She would have liked to sit behind her tea-tray as she used to do in the good old hard-working days, with a small pile of buttered toast on the slop-bowl, kept warm by hot water below.

    Orley Farm

  • When tea is sent round, always send a teapot of hot water to weaken it, and a slop-bowl, or else many persons will drink their tea much stronger than they wish.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy For the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School

  • God be betwixt us and all evil’ and she took a long pull at the slop-bowl; and, as the liquid flowed down her throat, she gradually threw back her head till the top of her mop cap was flattened against the side of the wide fire-place, and the bowl was turned bottom upwards, so that the half-melted brown sugar might trickle into her mouth.

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • a slop-bowl of tea in her lap, discoursing to Nelly, who with her hair somewhat more than ordinarily dishevelled, in token of grief for Anty's illness, was seated on a low stool, nursing a candle-stick.

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • Only two have broken since -- oh yes, Hannah, the girl who came after Emily, chipped off the handle of the sugar-basin and broke a bit out of the slop-bowl. "

    Seven Little Australians


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