tea cosy


a covering for a teapot to keep the contents hot, often having holes for the handle and spout

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Examples from the Web for tea cosy

Historical Examples of tea cosy

  • Cover it with a tea-cosy, and let it infuse for five minutes before using.

    The Skilful Cook

    Mary Harrison

  • "Very well, very well, I'll leave out the ash-tray," said the Tea-Cosy.

    The City Curious

    Jean de Bosschre

  • Mrs. Glynde was anxiously glancing towards Dora, who was nicking the nose of a sportive kitten with the tassel of the tea-cosy.

    From One Generation to Another

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • It included a high tea, with real food to eat, and a book propped up against the tea-cosy while I ate.


    William McFee

  • The lady said she already had two tea-cosies at home; but the man explained that it was not a tea-cosy, it was a dog.