crockery

Definitions

  • Crockery and cutlery
    Crockery and cutlery
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crockery tableware (eating and serving dishes) collectively
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crockery Earthenware; vessels formed of baked clay, especially the coarser kinds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crockery Earthen vessels collectively; earthenware; specifically, articles for domestic use made of glazed pottery or stoneware.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crockery earthenware: vessels formed of baked clay
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Crock an earthen vessel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. croc; Ger. krug; perh. of Celt. origin, as in W. crochan, a pot, Gael. krogan, a pitcher.

Usage

In literature:

I said, the midshipmen had paid their crockery bill with the fore-topsail.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
I'm afraid of my own shadow ever since I saw that poor thing lying under that heap of crockery.
"That Affair Next Door" by Anna Katharine Green
Look after these youngsters, Molly, else they'll knock your crockery to bits.
"Life in the Red Brigade" by R.M. Ballantyne
At this moment the cook, who had heard the sound of breaking crockery, and judged it expedient that he should be present, opened the door.
"The Young Fur Traders" by R.M. Ballantyne
I must interrupt the thread of my narrative here for a moment to say that we took no crockery with us on that expedition.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
He made war on crockery to such an extent that tea-cups and saucers were usually scarce in the family.
"The Coxswain's Bride" by R.M. Ballantyne
Do this, when the sap is running, and put a piece of crockery at the bottom of the shoot, when it is buried.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Behead an article used in packing crockery, and leave a reckoning.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9" by Various
Table crockery was deficient, or to be more accurate, there was none.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
From behind this door came the sound of crockery and the hum of voices.
"The Radiant Shell" by Paul Ernst
What cursed hag is screeching high, Whilst crash goes all her crockery?
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Borrow
There is no crockery; and metal plates, as I said, are only for the grand people.
"Our Little Lady" by Emily Sarah Holt
Jolly good crockery you get from abroad!
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
What cursed hag is screeching high, Whilst crash goes all her crockery?
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
So the Brays, as in Nellie's regime, continued to wear the common gray percales, and to eat off the common white crockery.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Elizabeth's illusions and my crockery always get shattered together.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 5, 1920" by Various
Two crockery holy water holders; only one is shown in the photograph (4).
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
They did not throw crockery, because to do so would have been bad form.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Of glass-ware, crockery, and large mirrors there was an abundance.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
The crockery, however, got to its Tripoli quite safely.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
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In poetry:

The dearness of common things —
Beech wood, tea, plate-shelves,
And the whole family of crockery —
Wood-axes, blades, helves.
"Common Things" by Ivor Gurney
If Love his simple spell but keep,
Life with ideal eyes to flatter,
The Grail itself were crockery cheap
To Every-day's communion-platter.
"Arcadia Rediviva" by James Russell Lowell
Delirious Bulldogs; -- echoing calls
My daughter, -- green as summer grass; --
The long supine Plebeian ass,
The nasty crockery boring falls; --
"Parody of Tennyson'sTo Edward Lear on His Travels in Greece" by Edward Lear
The crystal an' crockery she dang a' to smash,
The jars an' the bottles gaed doun wi' a crash;
An' the stoups, big an' wee, she ran thro' the fire,
An' brak' a' the lozens afore she wad tire.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
And I told her in the future I wouldn't speak cross or rash
If half the crockery in the house was broken all to smash;
And she said, in regards to heaven, we'd try and learn its worth
By startin' a branch establishment and runnin' it here on earth.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

CROCKERY TOWNSHIP — A proposed 0.25 mill increase to pay for maintenance and improvements at Crockery Township Hall narrowly was rejected Tuesday, according to Ottawa County election results.
Author-illustrator spins fanciful tales, inspired by Crockery Township surroundings.
The first funds for the purchase of an all- terrain fire and medical vehicle are now in the hands of Crockery Township Fire Chief Gary Dreyer.
The Fire Chief for Crockery Township, Jary Dreyer, told 24 Hour News 8 on scene that the people who live in the house told fire crews that they dumped ashes from an ash try into a bathroom trashcan before going to bed.
3,000 people donated second-hand crockery to make the structure.
Slow cookers are often called by one maker's name — Crock-Pot— because they have crockery inserts.
Fire crews on scene of a house fire in Crockery Township (Nov 16, 2012).
Author- illustrator spins fanciful tales, inspired by Crockery Township surroundings.
"We thought it would, but it didn't," Crockery Township farmer Tom Mellema said.
Chronicle/Terry Judd The Team Yogurt bicycle group glides down a curve on Leonard Road in Ottawa County's Crockery Township as it heads toward Eastmanville on a Sunday group ride.
Make a mosaic Use broken pieces of crockery pressed into concrete or another medium to make a mosaic-topped table, countertop, bar, etc.
With a steady stream of passionate pottery collectors and a historian dedicated to preserving its past, East Liverpool, "America's Crockery City," inspires devotees who break the mold.
The investigation into a fire that destroyed a Crockery Township home on Saturday helped officials determine that lightning was the cause, Fire Chief Gary Dreyer said this morning.
Weekday lane closures for ramp work will be in place through late September on westbound I-96 under 112th Avenue in Crockery Township.
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