Proper receptacle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Proper receptacle (Bot) a receptacle which supports only a single flower or fructification.
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Usage

In literature:

How hath Christ committed this power of the keys to his church guides, that thereby they become the most proper receptacle thereof?
"The Divine Right of Church Government" by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
Until the top of the tree is dead it is not a proper receptacle for these animals.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
Penitentiaries are not proper receptacles for infant villains.
"Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2" by Richard Henry Bonnycastle
My tender-tipped prick suffered, as it often did indeed when not in the proper receptacle.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
I carefully collected them, and replaced them piously in their proper receptacles.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
If garbage is to be carted out of camp, have proper receptacles for transporting it and do not let too much accumulate at any one time.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
Also, there was the difficulty in securing proper receptacles for its conveyance.
"Trenching at Gallipoli" by John Gallishaw
I resolutely refused, and at last was allowed to shut up the bottle, well corked, into its proper receptacle.
"The Devil's Elixir" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
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In news:

Sponsor Veolia Environmental Services also had staff guiding festivalgoers to properly dispose materials in recyclable, mixed recyclable, food or trash receptacles.
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