• A Cow's Dose Is a Teacupful
    A Cow's Dose Is a Teacupful
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n teacup a cup from which tea is drunk
    • n teacup as much as a teacup will hold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Teacup A small cup from which to drink tea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n teacup A cup in which tea is served. The tea-cups used in China and Japan have no handles, but some have covers, and are sometimes placed in little saucers of some different material.
    • n teacup A teacupful: as, a tea-cup of flour.
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Storm in a teacup - If someone exaggerates a problem or makes a small problem seem far greater than it really is, then they are making a storm in a teacup.


In literature:

This holds 16 fluid ounces, or 2 ordinary teacupfuls.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
She found some lard in a small bucket and melted half a teacupful.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Mr. Sharp put down his teacup with precipitation.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
And over our teacups thou shalt tell me about the Henrys.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
He came in with a teacup in one hand and a piece of bread-and-butter in the other.
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
As Audrey busied herself among her teacups she was amused by overhearing a fragment of conversation behind her.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Then with a teacup or saucer draw some circles, intersecting or lapping at one edge.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Add the liquor of the stew; and when the pie is baked, pour into it a large teacupful of cream.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
In a distant pantry somebody was clinking teacups.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
She wiped her hands on her apron, grabbed a teacup for an excuse, and ran over to borrow that soda once more.
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill

In poetry:

Then from his nearest neighbor's side
A knife and plate he drew;
And, reaching out his hand again,
He took his teacup too.
"The Mysterious Visitor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Carlyle combined the lit'ry life
With throwing teacups at his wife,
Remarking, rather testily,
"Oh, stop your dodging, Mrs. C.!"
"Thomas Carlyle" by Dorothy Parker
To fill it and willing
To bring teacups and roll away headaches
And do whatever you tell it.
Will you marry it?
It is guaranteed
"The Applicant" by Sylvia Plath
Have a thousand clean cells between us,
Eight combs of yellow cups,
And the hive itself a teacup,
White with pink flowers on it,
With excessive love I enameled it
"Stings" by Sylvia Plath
The reader paused,--the Teacups knew his ways,--
He, like the rest, was not averse to praise.
Voices and hands united; every one
Joined in approval: "Number Three, well done!"
"The Banker’s Secret" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Silence at first, a kind of spell-bound pause;
Then all the Teacups tinkled their applause;
When that was hushed no sound the stillness broke
Till once again the soft-voiced lady spoke:
"The Exile’s Secret" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Teacup Auction And Bake Sale.
Mount Hood 'nords' head for Teacup Lake.
Jamie Francis/The Oregonian Paolo Gramaccioni of Lake Oswego rounds a corner in the Teacup Lake trail system.
Nordic skiers on Mount Hood who want groomed trails often head for Teacup Lake.
Terry Richard The Ray Garey Cabin at Teacup Lake welcomes skiers to come in and get warm.
Pitbull and Teacup Chihuahua Bestfriends.
Who ever thought, a pitbull and a teacup chihuahua would be the best of friends.
Lady Gaga's teacup is clearly someone's cup of tea.
Teacup Dog Fashion Show at Hebrew Health Care.
A Teacup worth braving the tempest.
Beware of Canada's Most Dangerous Teacup Chihuahua .
The Saint Peter Cathedral Women's Council hosted Teacups for Charity at the Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel and Conference Center on Sept 16.
Raynaud Cristobal Coral teacup, $112, and saucer, $62, both Bliss Home.
The 4-oz and two-week-old teacup pup Beyonce is already a multiple-survivor in its short lifetime.
Help find Minnie Pearl, a three-year-old female teacup Pug who escaped her back yard on Nov 6 around 4 pm near East 43rd Street and McKinley.