a basin or bowl into which the dregs, leaves, and grounds of teacups and coffee cups are emptied at the table.
- Also called slop bowl .
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How to use slop basin in a sentence
But, when I looked down, I saw that she had taken away the good egg and left the bad one—all green and yellow—in the slop basin.Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) | Various
I suppose that it took an hour and a half to prepare about a slop-basin full of the dried hard sago.Life of John Coleridge Patteson | Charlotte M. Yonge
"I only wanted information," said her brother, as he deposited the salad in question in the slop-basin.At Sunwich Port, Complete | W.W. Jacobs
With a happy inspiration she put her fingers into the slop-basin, and held them up dripping.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes | Israel Zangwill
This was done, and in the slop basin they found a letter torn up in small pieces.The Bradys and the Girl Smuggler | Francis W. Doughty
British Dictionary definitions for slop basin
a bowl or basin into which the dregs from teacups are emptied at the table
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