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  • Justine went for a warming-pan, turned down the bed, and helped to lay her mistress in it; then, after some further time spent in punctiliously rendering various services that showed how seriously Foedora respected herself, her maid left her.

    The Magic Skin

  • An open warming-pan lay on the floor before the grate; a bath, still full of mineral water had not been taken away.

    Gobseck

  • Even open, there were three distinct rooms in it: a sitting-room and bed-room, elegantly furnished, and best of all, a kitchen, with uncommonly soft fire - irons, a plentiful assortment of diminutive utensils — oh, the warming-pan! — and a tin man-cook in profile, who was always going to fry two fish.

    A Christmas Tree

  • Gambouge and his wife were so delighted, that they, in the course of a month, made away with her gold chain, her great warming-pan, his best crimson plush inexpressibles, two wigs,

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • I am sorry to say that she had taken to drinking; she swallowed the warming-pan in the course of three days, and fuddled herself one whole evening with the crimson plush breeches.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • She uses the warming-pan as a weapon wherewith she wards off the attention of the bagmen.

    Vanity Fair

  • To them enters one looking like Boots (the Honourable G. Ringwood), which character the young gentleman performed to perfection, and divests them of their lower coverings; and presently Chambermaid (the Right Honourable Lord Southdown) with two candlesticks, and a warming-pan.

    Vanity Fair

  • Edwards pressed on me a silver-gilt boot-jack, and I might have had a dressing-case fitted up with a silver warming-pan, and a service of plate.

    Vanity Fair

  • This portly and valuable chronometer Pen now pronounced to be out of date, and, indeed, made some comparisons between it and a warming-pan, which

    The History of Pendennis

  • So pretty Betsinda went away for the coals to the kitchen, and filled the royal warming-pan.

    The Rose and the Ring

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