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warming pan

noun

  1. a long-handled, covered pan, usually of brass, filled with live coals or hot water for warming a cold bed.


warming pan

noun

  1. a pan, often of copper and having a long handle, filled with hot coals or hot water and formerly drawn over the sheets to warm a bed


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Word History and Origins

Origin of warming pan1

First recorded in 1565–75

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Example Sentences

You think of the bottle of hot water that your wife has put to her feet when it is cold,—of the warming pan, above all!

For lack of a lancet they opened his vein with a penknife; a hot warming-pan is placed on his head.

As for his cursed old warming-pan, I do not value it a sous; it is not worth the trouble I have taken for it.'

The oddest part of all is, that I had the hardest work to get out my own warming-pan.

In front of the fire sat the Carrier, with nearly all of his best clothes on, and gazing at a warming-pan.

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