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sugar bowl

a small bowl, usually having a cover, for serving granulated sugar or sugar cubes.
Origin of sugar bowl
An Americanism dating back to 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Now since the sugar bowl was a part of the tea caddy, the use of the caddy spoon or scoop became immediately popular.

  • Catia put on the cover of the sugar bowl with a defiant clash.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • She give me a sugar bowl when I was twelve years old—I still got it.

    Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives Work Projects Administration
  • After the sugar bowl the plate with the yellow chunk of butter.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • "I can't place him, but I'm sure he isn't a 'buyer,'" repeated Milly, after a moment's devotion to the sugar bowl.

    The Ancient Law Ellen Glasgow
  • Nobody knew, so Pink's mother said, how old this sugar bowl might be.

  • I should like to get out my china set and play dinner, with real sugar in the sugar bowl, and apple cut up for meat.

  • Don't you see what large lumps of sugar he puts in the sugar bowl?

    Reminiscences, 1819-1899 Julia Ward Howe.
  • He had propped up a farm equipment catalogue against the sugar bowl and studied the pages without saying a word.

    The Hand Gerald Allan Sohl

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