Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of teapot.

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Examples

  • If it weren't for the fact that their energies are so tragically misplaced, this latest example of Republicans stirring tempests in teapots would be hysterical. mary saunders

    Al Franken's senate shut down

  • Oh good grief – tempests in teapots – "losing his bearings" does not equate to raising the age issue.

    Blitzer: Was Obama taking aim at McCain's age?

  • While online communities are notoriously susceptible to tempests in teapots, the Flickr crowd has always been an especially prickly bunch, lashing out at any whiff of censorship or corporate heavy-handedness.

    Flickr Users Consider Their Potential Microsoft Overlords - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Along with porcelain teapots and copper candle snuffers, the inventories locate Indian Ocean slaves in frontier households, while collateral sources indicate the presence of Khoisan inboekselinge.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • It is this quality that causes it to stain teapots and mugs ...

    Boing Boing: April 25, 2004 - May 1, 2004 Archives

  • By this time the pewterer had seized two bright teapots from the counter.

    The Blue Cat of Castle Town

  • From a community building standpoint, this is the kind of weather that you need to be extremely careful of, because these tempests in teapots can wreak havoc on the livelihood of your broader community ecosystem and can do untold damage if you’re unprepared when it happens.

    The atmosphere of community | FactoryCity

  • "The 'too-too' Wrangham, who loves lilies because they are pure, and calls teapots 'consummate' because -- well, I don't exactly know why -- he couldn't have put his one idea so neatly --"

    Follow My leader The Boys of Templeton

  • Ignatz in Tiger Tea features the very best of the infamous 1936 "Tiger Tea" episodes, in which Krazy and the other citizens of Coconino County drink a psychedelia-inducing substance, and dreamy tempests in the teapots are a result!

    IDW Publishing

  • That has certainly been the case with 100 or so small refineries, or "teapots," which are scattered across China's provinces and provide employment for local communities and valuable tax revenues.

    Why Energy Efficiencies

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