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coal scuttle

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noun
  1. a metal bucket, usually with a lip, for holding and carrying coal.
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Origin of coal scuttle

First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for coal scuttle

Historical Examples

  • I looked listlessly at Robin, wondering what he was to do with the coal-scuttle.

    The Right Stuff

    Ian Hay

  • You show up in this dark place like a bar of soap in a coal-scuttle.'

    Just So Stories

    Rudyard Kipling

  • The porter took up the coal-scuttle, and then he turned to Paul.

  • She's no more suited to you than a lace cover to a coal-scuttle.

    The Prodigal Father

    J. Storer Clouston

  • His only reply was to ask the scout to refill the coal-scuttle.

    Kathleen

    Christopher Morley


British Dictionary definitions for coal scuttle

coal scuttle

noun
  1. a domestic metal container for coal
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