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[mass noun] Plates, dishes, cups, and other similar items, especially ones made of earthenware or china.
dishes, pots, crocks, plates, bowls, cups, saucerspottery, china, porcelain, earthenware, stoneware, tablewaredinner service, tea servicedinnerwaredelphView synonyms
- ‘He was said to have smashed crockery at a dinner party.’
- ‘A long oak table extended the length of it, on which was a comprehensive collection of crockery, cutlery and unopened bottles of wine and mead.’
- ‘You can trace history by finding cod bottles, ceramic beer bottles and jars, numerous items of crockery and even clay pipes.’
- ‘I was explaining how you get more crockery in if you nest the little bowls inside the big bowls when I sensed that Mel was somehow not with me.’
- ‘Domestics refused to handle their crockery and cutlery.’
- ‘Mum used to get cross if he broke any of her crockery.’
- ‘Accommodation in the economy units have no cutlery and crockery.’
- ‘The crockery has class and the beverages come in real crystal ware.’
- ‘The youth group is collecting cracked and unwanted crockery for their china smashing stall, and a box for donations is in the church.’
- ‘Wedgwood greatly improved the clumsy ordinary crockery of the day, introducing durable, simple and regular wares.’
- ‘They had grabbed ten miniature Crown Derby items of crockery and nine Lladro pottery figures.’
- ‘She could hear him pottering about the adjoining room, arranging crockery and cutlery.’
- ‘She came to a stop by colliding with the kitchen draining board, sending her host's crockery crashing to the floor.’
- ‘I realise not everyone gets excited about crockery, but I've always wanted a red bowl.’
- ‘To be served the meals on clean glazed crockery instead of the ubiquitous melamine is even more amazing.’
- ‘Inside the room one corner was taken up with a deep enamel sink and a small cupboard above for crockery.’
- ‘I can keep my crockery, glasses, pots and pans in the cupboards.’
- ‘She was quite overcome by it all, real bone china crockery, real silver wear.’
- ‘They smashed windows, three microwave ovens, tables, chairs, a breakfast bar and crockery.’
- ‘Items stolen include a set of Royal Doulton crockery in white with a light green pattern.’
Early 18th century: from obsolete crocker ‘potter’, from crock.
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