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She was cast into a bare and miserable dungeon, in that subterranean receptacle of woe, where there was not even a bed.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
In this shallow receptacle lay an oval miniature which the man took out and held under the strong light of the gas jet.
THOSE DALE GIRLSFRANK WESTON CARRUTH
Strange that he should be thus happy in a receptacle of so much pain and sorrow; yet he was light-hearted as the son of a grandee.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
The letter f marks a receptacle for water, which seems to have been used for moistening the bread while baking.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
Ida, awakened by her movements, watched her as she produced a tiny packet from the last-mentioned receptacle.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
The tube can be placed in the receptacle without getting the liquid inside by holding a finger over the outer end.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
It was several minutes before he recovered and placed the letter back in the mailing receptacle.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
The earth is an inexhaustible storehouse and receptacle for such a force.
THE FIRE PEOPLERAY CUMMINGS
We returned to our home, wondering who next among us would be carried off to be put into that revolting receptacle of the dead.
HURRICANE HURRYW.H.G. KINGSTON
Clothes should be soaked in this for several hours, then removed in a covered receptacle and boiled thoroughly.
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILDWILLIAM S. SADLER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO RECEPTACLE

  • basin
  • bowl
  • bucket
  • can
  • canister
  • crock
  • crucible
  • cup
  • jar
  • jug
  • kettle
  • mug
  • pan
  • pitcher
  • receptacle
  • saucepan
  • tankard
  • urn
  • vessel
  • bucket
  • cask
  • cauldron
  • cistern
  • hot tub
  • receptacle
  • spa
  • tank
  • vat
  • vessel
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