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A boat-shaped vessel used for serving gravy or sauce.
- ‘The resulting sheets showed silver on both sides and could be used for making articles such as sauce boats and entrée dishes that required silver to show on the inside as well as the outside.’
- ‘He also liked the taste of the béarnaise which was, however, hilariously congealed to the inside of the sauce boat.’
- ‘But the star lot here is a pair of George III sauce boats by Dublin silversmith Thomas Jones, whose work is much sought after.’
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