porringer

[ pawr-in-jer, por- ]SEE DEFINITION OF porringer
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PORRINGER

Two dogs are running: one after game, and another to a porringer.

It is derived from the Welsh posned, a porringer or little dish.

There was a sort of porringer of farina, and some cakes of the same substance.

I have the old Vanderdecken porringer, if it is the one with the cow on the cover.

I value this porringer more than almost any of my possessions.

You and Porringer are to go to Godwyn's after that new sail for the Nancy.

Miss-Lay'd, who left her porringer of flour and milk where the cat got at it.

The pretty, gentle cow signed to her to replace the porringer.

Porringer, (from porridge) 'a vessel in which broth is eaten.'

Galope-Chopine turned pale himself and dropped his porringer on the table.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., alteration of potynger, potager "small dish for stew," from Middle English potage (see pottage) by the same course of changes that produced porridge; and with intrusive -n- by 1530s (cf. passenger).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PORRINGER

bowl

nounhollow, concave container
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