Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A vessel heated by steam, and used for various purposes.

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Examples

  • A change would come over him, and from talking in his usual opinionated style he would go into a sort of brooding study, staring ahead and growling as though a steam-kettle was coming to the boil inside him.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Henry said, “They must have used your steam-kettle.”

    The White Mountains

  • Henry said, “They must have used your steam-kettle.”

    The White Mountains

  • A change would come over him, and from talking in his usual opinionated style he would go into a sort of brooding study, staring ahead and growling as though a steam-kettle was coming to the boil inside him.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • A change would come over him, and from talking in his usual opinionated style he would go into a sort of brooding study, staring ahead and growling as though a steam-kettle was coming to the boil inside him.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • For meals, where a steam-kettle is not used, it is the best policy to have

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 481, March 21, 1885

  • _Punch_ itself followed up the scent, and gave drawings of "Mercury giving Sir James Graham an insight into Letters" (with the aid of a steam-kettle), of "The Post Office Peep-Show, a Penny a Peep," in which foreign sovereigns, on paying their money to Showman Graham, are permitted to violate the secrecy of British correspondence; while a notice from St. Martin's-le-Grand informs his Continental clients that

    The History of "Punch"

  • There were few signs of illness except a steam-kettle and a few bottles; a nurse was in the adjoining room.

    Hugh Memoirs of a Brother

  • I don't suppose he has got bronchitis; but I have no doubt if I rushed over there at this moment, I should find him in bed with a steam-kettle.

    The Lowest Rung Together with The Hand on the Latch, St. Luke's Summer and The Understudy

  • With the aid of screens and a sheet we contrived a tent over his cot, through a hole in which the elongated cardboard funnel of the steam-kettle could enter and give increased relief to the breathing.

    The Lady of the Basement Flat

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