• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Kettle-holder a little mat, &c., for holding a kettle when hot
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cetel; Ger. kessel, Goth. katils; all perh. from L. catillus, dim. of catinus, a deep cooking-vessel.


In literature:

We make our very kettle-holders of pieces of a king's carpet.
"Robert Louis Stevenson" by Walter Raleigh
The kettle-holder was gone!
"The Professional Aunt" by Mary C.E. Wemyss
We read of the early books of Christ Church, Hants, being converted into kettle-holders by the curate's wife.
"English Villages" by P. H. Ditchfield
See when the kettle boils, the young man jumps up, whips the cap off his head, and uses it for a kettle-holder.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
But I trust that Rodolphe will console himself, and soon get another Kettle-holder.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
It was a silk purse, not a kettle-holder, this time.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
Miss Savage's kettle-holder (8).
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
At length all doubt was quieted, when one of the kettle-holders confessed.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Only he was a kettle-holder with a parrot on it.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Folded pieces of newspaper make an excellent holder for lifting pots and kettles.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown