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a thermal or glass carafe (often with black-banded neck and a lid) for holding a hot beverage, as coffee, with which one can refill one's cup

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  • Other names for the hospital loggerhead were flip-dog and hottle.

    Stage-coach and Tavern Days Alice Morse Earle
  • "The landleddy's just tottin' up the ledgers o' the hottle in her ain room," answered Mr. Bishopriggs.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • Having once more vindicated "the hottle," she made the long-desired move to the door, and left the room.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • There's ane o' them has drawn bridle at the hottle, and he's speerin' after the leddy that cam' here alane.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • "I'm thinking the letter will ha' lang eneugh to wait, if it waits till I gae back for it to the hottle," remarked Bishopriggs.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • I'll een receive it, if ye like, as a bit Memento o' the time when I was o' some sma' sairvice to ye at the hottle.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • Meg's "Tomteen," the "hottle" of which she spoke so wrathfully—were in Sir Walter's mind when he wrote the novel.

  • Aweel, ye ken the Sawbath disna' come doon to the loch—it just staps at the hottle!

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