Powdering-tub

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Powdering-tub a vessel in which meat is salted: a vessel in which venereal disease is treated by sweating
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. poudre—L. pulvis, pulveris, dust.

Usage

In literature:

To powder was to sprinkle with salt, and the powdering tub a vessel in which meat was salted.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1660" by Samuel Pepys
Among the eatables, a silver tub of the capacity of four gallons, holding a pyramid of pancakes powdered with white sugar.
"Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 2" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The only safe method is to dissolve the powder before the clothes are put into the tub.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
One lucky shot went into a Spanish powder tub, which thereupon exploded.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
The crew had returned to their quarters, and the powder-monkeys were seated on their tubs.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Gipples ought to have been seated on his powder tub, but he was not.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
Having brought up the powder, we were ordered to sit on the tubs until it was wanted.
"The Boy who sailed with Blake" by W.H.G. Kingston
Among the eatables, a silver tub of the capacity of four gallons, holding a pyramid of pancakes powdered with white sugar.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
There they sat in a row on the tubs which contained the bags of powder, looking anything but contented with their lot.
"Adrift in a Boat" by W.H.G. Kingston
A course in Salting Meat in the "powdering" tub.
"The Women of Tomorrow" by William Hard
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In poetry:

"A water-tub he puts me in,
And makes me stand up to the chin.
So you expect to be a winner
By changing powder for a dinner.
But pray what game, 'twixt you and I,
In one whole year can you destroy?"
"The Profits Of The Field" by William Hutton

In news:

Arne Jacobsen tub fittings for the boys' bathroom in this town house were special-ordered in a powder coat.
The frosting is a standard tub of chocolate frosting beaten together with malted milk powder.
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