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ginger jar

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noun
  1. a Chinese ceramic jar having a wide mouth, a globular body, and a dome-shaped cover.

Origin of ginger jar

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for ginger jar

Historical Examples

  • Besides which, fooling about, you might upset the ginger-jar.

    They and I

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • Mr. Dusante now took up the ginger-jar and approached Mrs. Lecks.

    The Dusantes

    Frank R. Stockton

  • I have given the ginger-jar a note of hand for two dollars from the cigar-box, and it has resumed business at the old stand.

    Polly Oliver's Problem

    Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

  • Mr. Dusante was fully determined to go on with us until he had recovered possession of the ginger-jar.

  • He left his island to place in the hands of Mrs. Lecks, on behalf of her party, the ginger-jar with the money inclosed.