from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A covered pot with a spout in which tea is steeped and from which it is served.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vessel for brewing and serving tea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vessel with a spout, in which tea is made, and from which it is poured into teacups.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel in which tea is made, or from which it is poured into tea-cups.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pot for brewing tea; usually has a spout and handle
Perhaps one positive thing that might emerge from this political tempest in a teapot is a public awareness that scientists are fallible, emotional, and anything but value-free -- just like everyone else.
The Design of Everyday Things (which I refer to as the teapot and door handle book).
This "tempest in a teapot" is almost exactly like the protests by pro-lifers before the Notre Dame graduation speech.
Just because the teapot is referenced in ancient texts and young children are told all about it every Sunday, does not mean there is a teapot.
And if you buy flowering teas, a glass teapot is of course entirely necessary.
It will need drainage so if the teapot is cracked, that is actually better.
I would even go so far as to say that theis tiff-in-a-teapot is more of a marketing device for both the neocon beltway libertarians and the Lewciferians to rally their supporters against the other side — a way to convince their respective followers that indeed they are more pure than the other.
And I am certain, just as night follows day, that after this tempest in a teapot is gone the blogsters and anti-Obama ranters here will find some other non-event to bray on about. —
The teapot is huge compared to what is made today.
Two blocks today for the birthday block swap on quilting. about.com - the teapot is for Grace, who asked for (suprise, surprise) teapots.