Chamber-pot

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chamber-pot a necessary bedroom vessel—often merely Cham′ber
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Quotations

  • Sir John A. Macdonald
    Sir John A. Macdonald
    “When fortune empties her chamber pot on your head, smile and say We are going to have a summer shower.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. chambre—L. camera—Gr. kamara, a vault, a room.

Usage

In literature:

Nearly all the plants experimented on by Gartner were potted, and were kept in a chamber in his house.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
No chamber-pot in the room, owing to the negligence of the maid.
"The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I" by Tobias Smollett
Sure, you might as well be talking, do you know, to a flaming chamber-pot as talking to Temple.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce
If you offer to touch anything, I'll throw the chamber-pot at your head.
"Joseph Andrews Vol. 1" by Henry Fielding
A chamber pot was kept under the bed for nighttime use.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Little was found in the chamber, and only some bones and a pot in the niche.
"Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders" by T. Eric Peet
There are hardly men who always take a cock for a horse, or a chamber-pot for a house.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
The conning tower is a circular metal chamber, like a big cooking pot.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
Nearly all the plants experimentised on by Gaertner were potted, and apparently were kept in a chamber in his house.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
The chamber pots, frequently listed, served other necessary functions.
"Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by Annie Lash Jester
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In poetry:

And now our concluding item
Is going to make me sick and you sick:
Some Hanley musicians, all very big pots,
Are going to relay chamber music.
"The Broadcaster" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Two businesses — Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon, and Belle on Main Salon and Spa — came out winners during the Haywood Chamber of Commerce's seventh annual Business Start-up Competition this year.
The perforations regulate the flow into the coffee grounds below, and the coffee drips through the perforations in the brewing chamber into the pot below.
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In science:

The ATLAS and CMS detectors are primarily designed to study this type of processes, and their acceptance is limited to the angular (pseudorapidity8 ) region |η | ≤ 2.5 (θ ≤ 9.3◦ ) 7The Roman pots are special devices mounted on the vacuum chamber of the accelerator.
Cosmic Ray Astrophysics and Hadronic Interactions
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