One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bowl for the dregs of cups of tea or coffee.
- ‘Between courses a server may come by with a slop bowl and collect your bits of bone, fat or other food waste.’
- ‘This very decorative slop bowl is typical of Caughley of the period, the pictures show the busy pattern from a number of different perspectives.’
- ‘The bedroom water sets had slop bowls for cleaning teeth since there were no indoor bathrooms and no running water.’
- ‘A lavabo, slop basin, or laver was a stone basin built into the wall.’
- ‘By serving the tea decanted, there will be no need for tea strainers or slop bowls to remove the discarded tea leaves.’
- ‘The cup and saucer, milk jug, teapot and sugar bowl are arranged on the tray; there is also a slop bowl for collecting the dregs.’
- ‘Aunty loved to help with the tea things and give the silver tea pot and the slop basin a little polish.’
- ‘I call these slop bowls because I have no other name for them.’
- ‘Unusually for a miniature service we have included a slop bowl which enabled the hostess to drain the tea leaves from her guests’ cups before pouring a fresh cup.’
- ‘These in turn may be part of a tea set in combination with a teapot, cream jug, covered sugar bowl and slop bowl en suite.’
- ‘The tea set includes four pieces: a teapot, slop bowl, creamer, and sugar bowl all made by New York silversmith Edward Rockwell around 1825.’
- ‘The service typically included serving pots, slop bowl, covered sugar, creamer, tea caddy and spoon tray all of silver.’
- ‘The lace tablecloth came out for this event, as did the tea service of thin bone china, complete with matching milk jug, sugar bowl and slop basin.’
- ‘Not vases and statuettes of china, but tea cups and saucers, tea-pots, milk-jugs, sugar and slop basins, are the characteristic pieces of old English porcelain.’
- ‘Most of the ceramic artifacts are primarily related to table and tea services in the form of plates, soup plates/bowls, slop bowls, teapots, tea bowls, and saucers.’
- ‘In the classical period they became designated as slop basins, and in general were fashioned with a large basin form supported on a pedestal base.’
- ‘It was my job to empty the slop basin every morning.’
- ‘The main pieces in Minton New Oval style tea sets are: saucers, cups, coffee cans, creamer, sucrier, slop bowl, teapot, teapot stand, and bread and butter plates.’
- ‘They comprise the full range of cups and saucers, milk jugs, covered sugar bowls or boxes, slop bowls, teapots and stands.’
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