One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pot with a handle, spout, and lid, in which tea is brewed and from which it is poured.
- ‘The body of the teapot (without handle and spout) was then turned smooth on a lathe.’
- ‘It's poured into tiny glasses from a silver teapot, the spout held high in the air.’
- ‘They receive you with effusive warmth, offer you mint tea poured from a silver teapot from high into little glasses, and serve you the local dishes cooked in the traditional way.’
- ‘The tea must be brewed in a teapot, preferably made of glass so that a glimpse of the clear amber liquid adds to the delight.’
- ‘She took the teapot and poured herself and Kriss steaming cups of green tea.’
- ‘The exhibition features a surreal and eccentric collection of creations such as three spouted teapots and upside down jugs, and opens tomorrow, Saturday.’
- ‘Pots of tea, poured from stunning teapots, are a must with lunch.’
- ‘‘What's more, the tea brewed in a Yixing teapot smells especially good,’ Wu added.’
- ‘If brewing in a teapot, allow one serve per individual and one for the pot.’
- ‘A servant stood nearby holding a tray of light snacks and a teapot ready to be poured.’
- ‘Her specialty is pottery and the shelves are lined with mugs, teapots, bowls, candle holders, honey pots and napkin rings.’
- ‘She reached for his teapot, and poured him out a cup.’
- ‘Its plates, cups, teapots and bowls have coloured drawings and patterns of beautiful leaves and flowers.’
- ‘Jewellery, vases, sculptures, clocks, mugs and jugs, teapots and plant pots will be among the many items on show.’
- ‘Birds and animals frequently were used as models because their mouths, bodies and tails could be easily adapted as the spouts, bodies and handles of teapots, while their heads might serve as lids or finials.’
- ‘Other items of high-quality tableware included plates, bowls, saucers, cups, tea bowls, teapots, tureens, sauce boats, fish drainers and pickle dishes.’
- ‘I am going to stop now before I start to disclose such things as my discomfort when a teapot spout is facing me.’
- ‘In another small watercolor, also from 2004, there is a series of figures that look like women in green dresses, but that can also be read as teapots with double spouts.’
- ‘As soon as the water comes to a full boil, pour it into the teapot.’
- ‘He gives me a strange look as I reach for the teapot and pour myself a cup.’
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