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"You must remember that mustard, vinegar, oil and so on vanished with the cruet and the burglar."
He threw the cruet in the dustbin-- where I found it, along with other silver--for the sake of a burglary blind.
"Out!" exclaimed her husband, with something like genuine consternation in his voice as he laid down the vinegar cruet and looked at her through his glasses.
It must always be done at night, so that Jurgis could go along; and even if it were only a pepper cruet, or half a dozen glasses for ten cents, that was enough for an expedition.
There was a gorgeous banquet ready spread for the third act, consisting of two pasteboard vases, one plate of biscuits, a black bottle, and a vinegar cruet; and, in short, everything was on a scale of the utmost splendour and preparation.
He was still lingering in the pantry in the greatness of his zeal, giving a rub-up to a plated cruet stand the last thing before going to bed.
On each table is a caster- stand, containing cruets of condiments and seasons.
It's poor eating where the flavour o' the meat lies i' the cruets. There's folks as make bad butter and trusten to the salt t' hide it."
On the sideboard a variety of miscellaneous articles were huddled together, the most conspicuous of which were some very cloudy fish-sauce cruets, a couple of driving-boxes, two or three whips, and as many travelling shawls, a tray of knives and forks, and the mustard.
A silver suite, comprising a pair of three light candelabra, a pair of silver decanter stands, a silver condiment set and a silver cruet, made by silversmith Anthony Elson realised over PS10,000 at auction.
And if you want to be up-market, there's always Lytham St Annes for a better class of cruet.
At this point we turn left (with "The Old Mistal" opposite) to make our way down the slope past Cruet Fold (right) to follow the left hand bend past Dale Close (left) and Hollins Close (right) before the Methodist Chapel dominates the roadside on our left.