saucer

Part of speech: noun

A small dish for holding a cup, etc.

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Usage examples "saucer":

  1. Elizabeth Ann moved promptly over to the sink, as though Cousin Ann's words had shoved her there, and before she knew it, her saucer, cup, and spoon were clean and she was wiping them on a dry checked towel. - "Understood Betsy", Dorothy Canfield.
  2. The yellow cat- an amiable soul, too well fed to hunt even mice with any enthusiasm- followed the Boy, with an interested eye on the saucer. - "Children of the Wild", Charles G. D. Roberts.
  3. It was rather too hot, and I poured a little of it into my saucer. - "The Laws of Etiquette", A Gentleman.