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  • On the little round table in the middle of the room stood a red tray with a pattern of gilt roses, and three cups and a sugar-basin of Limoges porcelain.

    Two Poets

  • This terrible remonstrance was uttered by Madame Grandet as she beheld her daughter armed with an old Sevres sugar-basin which Grandet had brought home from the chateau of Froidfond.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • Having rung the bell he ordered “Coffee for two,” and presently he and I were seated, almost in English comfort, one on each side of the hearth, a little round table between us, with a coffee-pot, a sugar-basin, and two large white china cups.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Matrona Semyonovna garrulously praised and thanked Kolosov; Varvara sat silent, pouring out the tea, glanced at him now and then, and with timid shame-faced attentiveness handed him first a cup of tea, then the cream, then the sugar-basin.

    The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories

  • I did not know this until I observed that every time the sugar-basin came to the table it was empty.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • And she ran upstairs to the plate-closet, and presently brought down teapot, cream-ewer, and sugar-basin.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • He removed his hand for a moment to scare a black mass of flies off the sugar-basin and caught hold of my arm again.

    Falk, by Joseph Conrad

  • Piles of boxes and luggage in every shape and form filled the ship from stem to stern, and a torrent of Hajis were pouring over the sides like ants into the East-Indian sugar-basin.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • The proprietor also examined the sugar-basin and then the salt-cellar; the proprietor also looked bewildered.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • He picked up the sugar-basin and looked at it; he picked up the salt-cellar and looked at that, his face growing more and more bewildered.

    The Complete Father Brown

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