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sugar basin

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noun British.
  1. sugar bowl.
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Origin of sugar basin

First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for sugar basin

Historical Examples

  • Morel stared at the sugar-basin instead of eating his dinner.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • A third time she came in with the sugar-basin and cups; then she departed to heat the water.

    Pierre and Jean

    Guy de Maupassant

  • Well, well, we all do it, even the flies on the sugar-basin!

    Gray youth

    Oliver Onions

  • The coffee-pot, milk-jug, and sugar-basin are taken away on a tray.

  • The captain offered the sugar-basin to Timéa; she could not manage the tongs.