porringer

Part of speech: noun

A small dish, having straight sides, and sometimes ears.

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Usage examples "porringer":

  1. There was no more white bread, and a villainous bannock of crushed oats had to be soaked in your porringer if you had no strength to chew it. - "The Dop Doctor", Clotilde Inez Mary Graves.
  2. In spite of himself, his nose turned toward the porringer. - "The Invasion of France in 1814", Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian.
  3. Then she washed her porringer, hung it up in the sun to dry, and ran out in the garden, where her mother was picking flowers, whole baskets full of them, for the market, and told Violet to look among the thickly- clustering leaves of her namesakes, and gather all the blossoms she could find. - "Violet: A Fairy Story", Caroline Snowden Guild.