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A spittoon.

[Portuguese, from cuspir, to spit, from Latin cōnspuere, to spit upon : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + spuere, to spit.]
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another word (esp US) for spittoon
[C18: from Portuguese, from cuspir to spit, from Latin conspuere, from spuere to spit]
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(ˈkʌs pɪˌdɔr)

a large bowl, often of metal, serving as a receptacle for spit, esp. from chewing tobacco.
[1770–80; < Portuguese: literally, spitter =cusp(ir) to spit « Latin conspuere to cover with spit]
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A receptacle for spit, usually from either snuff dipping or tobacco chewing. Generally considered the same as a Spittoon, although spittoons tended to be shorter than cuspidors.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cuspidor - a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)cuspidor - a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
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[ˈkʌspɪdɔːʳ] N (US) → escupidera f, salivadera f (S. Cone)
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n (US) → Spucknapf m
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So speaking, he tossed the cigar into a cuspidor. And Kwaque, leaning back in the queerest chair in which he had ever sat, was unaware that the end of his finger had been burned and roasted half an inch deep, and merely wondered when the medicine doctor would cease talking and begin looking at the swelling that hurt his side under his arm.
Brass spittoons in hotels and government buildings went for scrap, sometimes replaced with ceramic cuspidors. Old keys were in demand, especially those containing nickel.
In a letter to the Albertan, he suggested they were frequenters of beer parlours and were a "garrulous, prattling, horde of sausage, oil, calico, nutmeg and lead pencil salesmen." He added that they are "mouthy and frothy" people who are to be found in the smoking cars of area trains where they "overflow all the cuspidors, occupy all the seats and befoul the air of otherwise sanitary smoking compartments." (33)
It was a pre-Civil War law firm, which in its Court Square offices even had brass cuspidors! Perkins, Battle & Minor approached me and wanted to know if, in addition to my teaching, I would join them to consult on tax matters.
Lauded by historian Olivier Zunz as being "a model of domestic cleanliness," Met Life's headquarters in midtown Manhattan were a far cry from the sooty, cramped offices of the 19th century: smoking was forbidden, as were the cuspidors of the traditional all-male offices of old.
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I'd drawn up a set of cartoons which featured a group, The Cuspidors, and he liked them.