from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Wood made, or fit to be made, into wedges.


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  • I asked the cashier and she thought I said "wedgewood" and says, "they make beer?"

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  • Attacks on democratic countries are always 'understood' and condoned by evil men like anthony pretend worker who kept all his titled wealth wedgewood benn.

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  • I'm sure they would mind very much if I had a play because there are all sorts of health and safety requirements I would need to fullfil first, like not wearing girly shoes, a dress based on a wedgewood plate and perhaps a hard hat.

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  • Viewing the gardens at the Temple of Longevity, Boles wrote that “they reminded me forcibly of the old-fashioned wedgewood ware, known as the ‘willow pattern.’”

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  • I emigrated to the US in 1966 courtesy of wedgewood-benn and the first thing I learned about the Americans was that "winning" was everything....

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  • A white wedgewood mantel with ornaments in olive and blue, above a brass-fretted closed stove, supported a high mirror, against which were ranged a pair of tall astral lamps shining in green and red spars of light through their pendants, a French clock -- a crystal ball in a miniature Ionic pavilion of gilt -- and artificial bouquets of coloured wax under glass domes.

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  • "The stomach," Sir Astley Cooper informs us, "is not a wedgewood mortar, but a living organism which can withstand a great deal of use, but does not willingly endure abuse."

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  • She watched him out of sight and then went into her home, and with an inscrutable smile, began to arrange the ferns and bluebells in a vase of cream-colored wedgewood.

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  • This is the property of the tiny, yellow-nosed Apes who abound in these districts, and who store up the mulberry-jam for their food in winter, when they mix it with pellucid pale periwinkle-soup, and serve it out in wedgewood china-bowls, which grow freely all over that part of the country.

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  • I grew some beautiful wedgewood blue cornflowers in our front garden one year.


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