Slop bowl
Slop Slop, n. [OE. sloppe a pool; akin to As. sloppe, slyppe, the sloppy droppings of a cow; cf. AS. sl?pan to slip, and E. slip, v.i. Cf. {Cowslip}.] 1. Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot. [1913 Webster]

2. Mean and weak drink or liquid food; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. Dirty water; water in which anything has been washed or rinsed; water from wash-bowls, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Slop basin}, or {Slop bowl}, a basin or bowl for holding slops, especially for receiving the rinsings of tea or coffee cups at the table.

{Slop molding} (Brickmaking), a process of manufacture in which the brick is carried to the drying ground in a wet mold instead of on a pallet. [1913 Webster]


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  • slop bowl — or slop basin n. Chiefly Brit. a bowl into which the dregs from tea cups are emptied at table * * * …   Universalium

  • slop bowl — or slop basin n. Chiefly Brit. a bowl into which the dregs from tea cups are emptied at table …   English World dictionary

  • slop bowl — noun a bowl into which the dregs of teacups and coffee cups are emptied at the table • Syn: ↑slop basin • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slop-bowl — noun A container used for urinating or defecating when it is not possible or inconvenient to go to a bathroom or toilet; a bedpan, a chamber pot. Commonly used in hospitals, where it is normally called bedpan. Formerly used in private residences …   Wiktionary

  • Slop bowl — A slop bowl is one of the components of the traditional tea set. In modern times, the slop bowl is used to hold the discarded hot water that was used to warm the teapot.Earlier uses may have included emptying undrunk cold tea into the slop bowl… …   Wikipedia

  • slop bowl — noun One of the four components of the traditional tea set. Tea drinkers emptied their unwanted, cold tea into the slop bowl before refilling their cups with fresh, hot tea …   Wiktionary

  • slop bowl — noun Date: 1810 a bowl for receiving the leavings of tea or coffee cups at table …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Slop — Slop, n. [OE. sloppe a pool; akin to As. sloppe, slyppe, the sloppy droppings of a cow; cf. AS. sl?pan to slip, and E. slip, v.i. Cf. {Cowslip}.] 1. Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slop basin — Slop Slop, n. [OE. sloppe a pool; akin to As. sloppe, slyppe, the sloppy droppings of a cow; cf. AS. sl?pan to slip, and E. slip, v.i. Cf. {Cowslip}.] 1. Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt, as upon a table or a floor; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slop molding — Slop Slop, n. [OE. sloppe a pool; akin to As. sloppe, slyppe, the sloppy droppings of a cow; cf. AS. sl?pan to slip, and E. slip, v.i. Cf. {Cowslip}.] 1. Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt, as upon a table or a floor; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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