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kettle

[ ket-l ]SEE DEFINITION OF kettle

Synonyms for kettle

  • boiler
  • cauldron
  • pot
  • steamer
  • teakettle
  • vat
  • vessel
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Then strain the liquor through a sieve, and put it into a kettle or stew-pan.

Skim them well, and keep the kettle covered when you are not skimming.

Cover the bottom of a large boiler or kettle with saw-dust or straw.

Cover the jar, and set it up to the neck in a kettle of boiling water.

If the pot wants replenishing, do it with boiling water from a kettle.

There was a kettle on the hob, as there had been night and day for fifteen years.

If I'd got a few handy, I should have the kettle boiling all the sooner.'

Stanton took charge of the kettle and dished out the rations that night.

After they had had their smoke, passing the pipes from mouth to mouth, I brought forth our kettle.

Kumuk and Iksialook got up and with the kettle disappeared over the rocks.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cetil (Mercian), from Latin catillus "deep pan or dish for cooking," diminutive of catinus "bowl, dish, pot." A general Germanic borrowing (cf. Old Saxon ketel, Old Frisian zetel, Middle Dutch ketel, Old High German kezzil, German Kessel). Spelling with a -k- (c.1300) probably is from influence of Old Norse cognate ketill. The smaller sense of "tea-kettle" is attested by 1769.

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nouncontainer, often for liquids, with handle
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nouncontainer, often for liquids, with handle
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