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tea cosy

a covering for a teapot to keep the contents hot, often having holes for the handle and spout
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • But the tea cosy in the centre promises compensation in the way of small comforts and affection.

  • Mrs. Haskins stood by the door with the tea cosy in her hand and amazement on her face.

    Love and the Ironmonger

    F. J. (Frederick John) Randall
  • The servant places the tray on the floor and kneels down by the side of it, folding up the cloth for a tea cosy.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • Cover the pot with a tea cosy or wrap in a towel and let stand exactly seven minutes.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book Mary A. Wilson

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