Origin of kettle
Examples from the Web for kettle
Contemporary Examples of kettle
The kettle was adamantly calling the pot black as Netanyahu accused Iran of doing all sorts of shady things with nuclear power.Netanyahu’s Iran Soliloquy at the U.N.
October 2, 2013
The Nazi-hunting era that began with the thunder of a kettle drum at the Nuremberg trials in 1945 ended with a whimper in 2011.America’s Shameful Nazi Past
January 27, 2013
At that point I half expected Emmanuel Radnitsky to appear with a pot and a kettle, and paint them both black.Man Ray Revealed
November 12, 2009
Historical Examples of kettle
Then strain the liquor through a sieve, and put it into a kettle or stew-pan.
Skim them well, and keep the kettle covered when you are not skimming.
Cover the bottom of a large boiler or kettle with saw-dust or straw.
Cover the jar, and set it up to the neck in a kettle of boiling water.
If the pot wants replenishing, do it with boiling water from a kettle.
Word Origin for kettle
Old English cetil (Mercian), from Latin catillus "deep pan or dish for cooking," diminutive of catinus "bowl, dish, pot." A general Germanic borrowing (cf. Old Saxon ketel, Old Frisian zetel, Middle Dutch ketel, Old High German kezzil, German Kessel). Spelling with a -k- (c.1300) probably is from influence of Old Norse cognate ketill. The smaller sense of "tea-kettle" is attested by 1769.
In addition to the idiom beginning with kettle
- kettle of fish
- pot calling the kettle black