try-pot
noun Date: 1795 a metallic pot used on a whaler or on shore to render whale oil from blubber

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  • try pot — try pot, a large iron pot used by whalers to remove the oil from blubber by cooking …   Useful english dictionary

  • Try pot — A try pot is a large pot used to remove and render the oil from blubber obtained from cetaceans, pinnipeds and also to extract oil from penguins [http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/conMediaFile.4045/A whaling trypot.html] A Whaling… …   Wikipedia

  • try-pot — /ˈtraɪ pɒt/ (say truy pot) noun (formerly) a vessel used to render down whale blubber into oil. {try (def. 8) + pot1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • try-pot — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a metallic pot used on a whaler or on shore to render blubber * * * /truy pot /, n. See under tryworks. [1830 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • try-pot — /truy pot /, n. See under tryworks. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

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  • quart into a pint pot — (UK)    If you try to put or get a quart into a pint pot, you try to put too much in a small space. (1 quart = 2 pints)   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To say that you can t put a quart into a pint pot means that you cannot fit something… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • quart into a pint pot — (UK) If you try to put or get a quart into a pint pot, you try to put too much in a small space. (1 quart = 2 pints) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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  • get a quart into a pint pot — get/put a quart into a pint pot British to try to put too much of something into a small space. I m trying to get this huge pile of clothes crammed into these two drawers. Talk about trying to get a quart into a pint pot! …   New idioms dictionary

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