coal scuttle


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coal scuttle

n
a domestic metal container for coal

Coal scuttle

A sheet metal bucket of about four-gallon capacity used for carrying coal from the coal pile to the stove. The scuttles had large lip-like spouts to make it easier to pour the coal into the stove without spilling any pieces on the floor.
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Noun1.Coal scuttle - container for coalcoal scuttle - container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
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Next you buckle your greaves on your legs, and your cuisses on your thighs; then come your backplate and your breastplate, and you begin to feel crowded; then you hitch onto the breastplate the half-petticoat of broad overlapping bands of steel which hangs down in front but is scolloped out behind so you can sit down, and isn't any real improvement on an inverted coal scuttle, either for looks or for wear, or to wipe your hands on; next you belt on your sword; then you put your stove-pipe joints onto your arms, your iron gauntlets onto your hands, your iron rat-trap onto your head, with a rag of steel web hitched onto it to hang over the back of your neck -- and there you are, snug as a candle in a candle-mould.
Her feet were stuck up on the coal scuttle, and she had a tumblerful of some reddish-brown composition on the smoking table close at her elbow.
I came home with local cheeses, a salad bowl and a coal scuttle.
The Welsh Industry rooms tell the story of the country from pit to port with cogs in the rugs and on the mugs, a coal scuttle waste bin and miner's lamp on the desk.
As a hook for viewers, the branding's down there with The Whittled Stick Awards and Pimp My Coal Scuttle.
Mrs Sykes was presented with an ornamental coal scuttle by the juniors and a porcelain figurine by the infants.
Norman has," announced my wife, ignoring the comment, "created a brass replica Victorian coal scuttle.
The difficulties of her home life included physical abuse and being locked out of the house or in a coal scuttle overnight, but Winterson describes the core conflict with her adoptive mother as "the battle between happiness and unhappiness.
A DRUNKEN rugby player who kicked and head-butted one man and hit another with a coal scuttle has been jailed.
A coal scuttle with the suspension of a bra and performance far outstripped by wind erosion.
In places it's gorgeous enough to be sung in church, in others as dark as Satan's own coal scuttle - and it's too exciting to be retro.