Meaning of slop basin in English:

slop basin

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noun

(also slop bowl)
British
  • A bowl for the dregs of cups of tea or coffee.

    ‘The lace tablecloth came out for this event, as did the tea service of thin bone china, complete with matching milk jug, sugar bowl and slop basin.’
    • ‘The service typically included serving pots, slop bowl, covered sugar, creamer, tea caddy and spoon tray all of silver.’
    • ‘They comprise the full range of cups and saucers, milk jugs, covered sugar bowls or boxes, slop bowls, teapots and stands.’
    • ‘Aunty loved to help with the tea things and give the silver tea pot and the slop basin a little polish.’
    • ‘Between courses a server may come by with a slop bowl and collect your bits of bone, fat or other food waste.’
    • ‘The bedroom water sets had slop bowls for cleaning teeth since there were no indoor bathrooms and no running water.’
    • ‘By serving the tea decanted, there will be no need for tea strainers or slop bowls to remove the discarded tea leaves.’
    • ‘This very decorative slop bowl is typical of Caughley of the period, the pictures show the busy pattern from a number of different perspectives.’
    • ‘The cup and saucer, milk jug, teapot and sugar bowl are arranged on the tray; there is also a slop bowl for collecting the dregs.’
    • ‘These in turn may be part of a tea set in combination with a teapot, cream jug, covered sugar bowl and slop bowl en suite.’
    • ‘Unusually for a miniature service we have included a slop bowl which enabled the hostess to drain the tea leaves from her guests’ cups before pouring a fresh cup.’
    • ‘It was my job to empty the slop basin every morning.’
    • ‘In the classical period they became designated as slop basins, and in general were fashioned with a large basin form supported on a pedestal base.’
    • ‘I call these slop bowls because I have no other name for them.’
    • ‘The main pieces in Minton New Oval style tea sets are: saucers, cups, coffee cans, creamer, sucrier, slop bowl, teapot, teapot stand, and bread and butter plates.’
    • ‘Not vases and statuettes of china, but tea cups and saucers, tea-pots, milk-jugs, sugar and slop basins, are the characteristic pieces of old English porcelain.’
    • ‘A lavabo, slop basin, or laver was a stone basin built into the wall.’
    • ‘Most of the ceramic artifacts are primarily related to table and tea services in the form of plates, soup plates/bowls, slop bowls, teapots, tea bowls, and saucers.’
    • ‘The tea set includes four pieces: a teapot, slop bowl, creamer, and sugar bowl all made by New York silversmith Edward Rockwell around 1825.’