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bran tub

noun
  1. (in Britain) a tub containing bran in which small wrapped gifts are hidden, used at parties, fairs, etc
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  • The objection to the bran-tub is that boys sometimes draw out things more suitable for girls.

    What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes

    Dorothy Canfield Fisher

  • One day I found him with his bran-tub bottom upwards, amusin' himself tryin' to stand with all four legs on it at once.

    Miss Elliot's Girls

    Mrs Mary Spring Corning