One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small device incorporating a fine mesh for straining tea.
- ‘Today, home-conscious individuals are happily spending £200 on silver tea-strainers, £500 on silver fruit bowls and up to £3,000 on silver water or claret jugs to adorn their tables.’
- ‘The Bord Failte standards to which section 50 fit-outs must comply, to allow for holiday lettings in the summer season, includes a list of 120 items, from a tea-strainer to a television.’
- ‘A French friend has given me a bottle of absinthe, with what looks like a flattened tea-strainer attached.’
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