• Kiln Car designed for handling Short Tub or Pail Staves
    Kiln Car designed for handling Short Tub or Pail Staves
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tub a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
    • n tub a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
    • n tub the amount that a tub will hold "a tub of water"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The vulture in his tub The vulture in his tub

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first bath tub to be installed in the white house was during the time of Millard Fillmore.
    • Tub A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; -- so called by miners.
    • Tub A small cask; as, a tub of gin.
    • Tub A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.
    • Tub An open wooden vessel formed with staves, bottom, and hoops; a kind of short cask, half barrel, or firkin, usually with but one head, -- used for various purposes.
    • Tub Any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., -- often used jocosely or opprobriously. "All being took up and busied, some in pulpits and some in tubs , in the grand work of preaching and holding forth."
    • Tub The amount which a tub contains, as a measure of quantity; as, a tub of butter; a tub of camphor, which is about 1 cwt., etc.
    • v. i Tub To make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe. "Don't we all tub in England ?"
    • v. t Tub To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The occupations of the three men in a tub were butcher, baker, and candlestick maker.
    • n tub An open wooden vessel made of staves, held together by hoops, surrounding a bottom: as, a wash-tub; a butter-tub; the tub in which the tow-line is coiled in a whale-boat.
    • n tub The contents of a tub; as much as a tub will hold; as a measure of capacity, sometimes erroneously confounded with firkin. A tub of butter, by a statute of George III., was 84 pounds or 1½ firkins, but locally still larger. As a measure of corn, by a statute of George II., the tub was 4 bushels. A tub of tea is 60 pounds.
    • n tub Any wooden structure shaped like or resembling a tub. A pulpit: used contemptuously. Compare tub-preacher, tub thumper.
    • n tub A clumsy, slow boat or vessel: so called in contempt.
    • n tub A boat used for practice-rowing.
    • n tub A small cask for holding liquor, especially in the eighteenth century, and before the change in English revenue laws; such a cask in which brandy, gin, or the like was smuggled from the Continent.
    • n tub A receptacle for water or other liquid for bathing the person. See bath-tub.
    • n tub Hence, the act or process of bathing in a tub; specifically, a sponge-bath taken while standing in a tub.
    • n tub Sweating in a heated tub, formerly the common mode of treatment of lues venerea. Compare powderiug-tub, 2.
    • n tub In mining:
    • n tub A bucket for raising ore from a mine.
    • n tub A box, wagon, or tram for conveying coal from the working-face to the pit-bottom or gangway, or for underground haulage in general. The names given to the various vehicles or receptacles used for transporting coal, as well as their shape and size and the material of which they are made, vary considerably in different English collieries. See buggy
    • n tub Same as keeve.
    • n tub The top of a malt-kiln.
    • n tub The gurnet.
    • tub To plant or set in a tub: as, to tub plants.
    • tub To bathe in a tub or bath.
    • tub In mining, to line (a shaft) with a casing of wood or iron. See tubbing.
    • tub To bathe or wash the person in a bathing-tub; especially, in colloquial use, to take the morning bath.
    • tub To row in a tub; practise in a tub. See tub, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Virginia law forbids bathtubs in the house; tubs must be kept in the yard.
    • n Tub tub a two-handed open wooden vessel: a vessel made of staves and hoops: a small cask: anything like a tub: the quantity a tub holds:
    • v.t Tub to set, to bathe, in a tub
    • v.i Tub to take a bath in a tub
    • n Tub tub (slang) a pulpit: a clumsy boat: a receptacle for bathing water: the act of bathing in a tub
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tubbe,; of Dutch or Low German origin; cf. LG. tubbe, D. tobbe,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low Ger. tubbe; Dut. tobbe.


In literature:

The grapes are flung by tub and caskfuls into the cuvier.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 434" by Various
Price of manure per tub delivered on cars or vessel.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
So many more tubs, so many more carriers; so many more carriers, so much the more risk of including an informer.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Iemon appropriated the tub.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
There were six of us to take turns at that one tub.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Here, Dilly Danforth, take your hands out of that wash-tub, and pack off home, instanter.
"Eventide" by Effie Afton
Close by the shelter in which Jamie was crouching there were several great tubs, made by sawing molasses-hogsheads into halves.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The hat-tub stood on end between the wash-stand and the closet door.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Beside a tub they took with them a number of buckets, for the old stump had a rich store of honey.
"A Little Maid of Old Maine" by Alice Turner Curtis
Wash tubs were used in winter, the creek and river in summer.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field

In poetry:

Boats and lances
And line tubs — well
Pretty near everything
Only the smell!
"South Sea Whaler. “Scrimshaw” Model" by Cicely Fox Smith
But when she shut the bath-room door,
And caught him as catch-can,
And hove him in that odious tub,
His sorrows then began.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
That ENTERprise took MANagement.
They broke a wash-tub in the fray.
But mister goat was bathed all right
And bar-keep Simp was, too, they say.
"When Gassy Thompson Struck It Rich" by Vachel Lindsay
THEY curst his coming; trouble o'er them spread;
Naught could be done but hide the lover's head;
Beneath a bucking-tub, in utmost haste,
Within the court, our gay gallant was placed.
"The Bucking-Tub" by Jean de La Fontaine
Tub God of the ocean is worshipp'd at sea,
In the anthem of winds, and their chorus of glee,
The foam of the wave is the off'ring of love,
And the spray is the incense that sparkles above.
"The Ocean's God" by William Crafts
'Er funnel's like a chimley, 'er sides is like a tub,
An' pay is middlin' scanty, an' likewise so is grub;
She's 'ard to beat for steerin' bad, she's 'ard to beat for grime,
An' rollin' is 'er 'obby — oh, she's rollin' all the time!
"The Ballad Of The Eastern Crown" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Bath Tub And Bath Salts .
Wykoff, N.J.-based bath designer Holly Rickert recently won an industry award for a design that incorporated an English soaking tub into a Japanese-style bath .
Update Tuesday, March 15 at 4:55 pm Authorities in Linn have not decided if they will file charges against a mother whose infant son drowned last week in a bath tub .
She has been questioned by police, but charges have not yet been filed against a Linn woman whose infant son drowned Tuesday in a bath tub .
When she came back, she found the toddler face up in the tub, he said.
We wanted an old claw-foot tub, and we looked in all the usual places.
Jetted tub in M Bath.
View full size Diamond Spas, Dan Danenberg The soaking tubs come in a variety of materials and shapes.
Keep hair out of tub or shower drains as best as possible.
A harried working mom in need of some relaxation certainly wouldn't want to forget when her new hot tub is arriving.
Oxford Town 'Hot Tub' giveaway.
We have a separate whirlpool tub set up in.
Over the years as a Denver-area remodeling contractor, I have both installed some hot tubs and removed some.
Caesar Colon hid stolen baby formula in beer tub.
A 10.6-ounce tub is about $3.50.

In science:

Remark 3.3 Recal l that the vertical differential of the section F is given by Du ξ = ∂s ξ + J (u)∂t ξ + ∇ξ J (u)∂tu where u ∈ F −1 (0), ξ ∈ TuB , and ∇ denotes the Levi-Civita connection of the metric g (·, ·) = ω (·, J ·).
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology
Thus, for sufficiently small ǫtub , item (b) holds.
Convergence rates to deflation of simple shift strategies
T − Πi (T )k = kζ −1 (Πi (T ), b(T )) − ζ −1 (Πi (T ), 0)k ≤ Cb |b(T )|, where the derivative of ζ −1 (TD , δ) with respect to the second coordinate is bounded by Cb on the compact set DΛ,0 × [−ǫtub , ǫtub ].
Convergence rates to deflation of simple shift strategies
W 1,p completion of TuB and W 0 u,J is the Lp completion of Eu,J .
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
In bounding the size of a ball of radius Tub , we are justified in replacing degree distributions by dominating distributions, and in assuming that there are no loops.
The Set of Solutions of Random XORSAT Formulae