EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SAUCER
As the whey rises, dip it off with a saucer or a skimming dish.
Marguerite kept him waiting while she arranged biscuits in her saucer.
His hands trembled, so that the coffee spilled from the cup into the saucer.
Tents were put up on the edge of the saucer and a banquet was prepared.
Keep the pan covered till the curd be sufficiently firm to cut, three or four times across with a saucer, as the whey leaves it.
The saucer flew through the air and lit upon the top of the cookstove.
She was coming up with a saucer, of which she was tasting the contents.
With an infinite firmness, Sam Meecham placed his cup on the saucer.
He took a good sip and sat composedly, holding the saucer in his left hand.
"'T is out," said the hag; and as she spoke, the wick fell into the saucer, and all was dark.
mid-14c., from Anglo-Latin saucerium and Old French saussier (Modern French saucière) "sauce dish," from Late Latin salsarium, neuter of salsarius "of or for salted things," from Latin salsus (see sauce (n.)). Originally a small dish or pan in which sauce is set on a table. Meaning "small, round, shallow vessel for supporting a cup and retaining any liquid which might be spilled" is attested from c.1702.