- a container with a lid, spout, and handle, in which tea is made and from which it is poured.
Origin of teapot
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Examples from the Web for teapot
Of course, this particular fooforaw may be a tempest in a teapot: OPM may rule that they can offer subsidies to staffers.Is Congress Trying to Exempt Itself From Obamacare?
April 25, 2013
When the ADL mixes serious, weighty trends with these teapot tempests, they ignore real Jewish issues.ADL List Features Jews As Passive Objects
December 14, 2012
When CEO Jamie Dimon first announced the loss in April, he pegged it at just $2 billion, and called it “a tempest in a teapot.”JPMorgan Chase Earnings: CEO Jamie Dimon Comes Clean
July 13, 2012
Already reaching mythical status is this handmade £250 Jubliee teapot.Teapots, Shortbread and Other Royal Merch
March 9, 2012
It would be easy to dismiss the fuss as a tempest in a teapot or so much inside baseball.Intramural War of Words Raises Question of Who Loves Israel More
January 6, 2012
I had given tea and a teapot, with instructions, to the waiter.The Roof of France
"You'd frighten them away, if you did," said Mrs. Jenkins, dashing some water into the teapot.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
John Westlock put the teapot down, and looked at him, in astonishment.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
When I came back the tray had been swept clean and the teapot emptied.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
In the hall she upset the teapot and a candle which was standing on the floor.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
- a container with a lid, spout, and handle, in which tea is made and from which it is served
Idioms and Phrases with teapot
see tempest in a teapot.
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