/ (pɜːˈdəʊnɪəm) /
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a type of coal scuttle having a slanted cover that is raised to open it, and an inner removable metal container for the coal
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Word Origin for purdonium
C19: named after its inventor, a Mr Purdon
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