silent butler


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silent butler

n.
A small receptacle with a handle and hinged cover, used for collecting ashes and crumbs.

si′lent but′ler


n.
a small receptacle having a handle and a hinged lid, used for collecting ashes, crumbs from a dinner table, etc.
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Noun1.silent butler - a small receptacle with a handle and a hinged lid; used for collecting crumbs or ashes
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
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