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a domestic metal container for coal
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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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|Noun||1.||coal 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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