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late 15c., from glue (n.) + pot (n.1).

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  • He did so, and thereby witnessed the assaults of the wasps at the glue-pot.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • The wax is melted in a glue-pot, which is carried into the tree.

    The Nursery Book Liberty Hyde Bailey
  • The moment the glue on the brush leaves the glue-pot it begins to cool.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • She was separated from my glue-pot by a table's length only.

    The Woman Who Toils Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
  • The glue-pot, or wren's nest, had gone up too, beyond the reach of bad boys that are not happy in seeing birds happy.

  • Jared himself was busy with his glue-pot, the constant companion of his leisure evenings.

    A Little World George Manville Fenn
  • She will boil me my glue-pot and make me paste, and lets Ariadne heat her curling-tongs between the bars of the kitchen fire.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • A glue-pot and some rolls of transparent gummed edging showed that Helen had been busy mending battered covers and torn pages.

  • Put a pound of glue in a glue-pot; melt it over a slow fire until dissolved.

  • He has just come in with his glue-pot, his quire of green paper, and his great scissors.

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