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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Pint-pot a pot for holding a pint, esp. a pewter pot for beer: a seller or drinker of beer
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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)


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. pinte—Sp. pinta, mark—L. picta, pingĕre, to paint.


In literature:

I put him in a pint-pot, and there I bid him drum.
"The Little Mother Goose" by Anonymous
There's a little tin, pint pail out on the window sill, and a stone pot.
"Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends" by Fanny Fern
You might's well try to squeeze a pumpkin into a pint pot, as me in it!
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Now put a pint of boiling water in the pot.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
There was no beauty in a pint-pot.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
A short pipe was in his mouth, and he gestured splendidly with a pint pot.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
A pint pot will not hold so much as a quart pot.
"The Story of a Tinder-box" by Charles Meymott Tidy
Then, quick as a wink, the little husband jumped out of the pint pot and vaulted nimbly into the saddle.
"Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse" by David Cory
When the chicken is to be jellied, use enough water in the braising pot to give three pints of liquor after the cooking is done.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
The quart pot and the pint may both be full; but the quart holds most.
"Great Mysteries and Little Plagues" by John Neal
Bartek struck his fist on the table, making all the glasses and pint-pots start up.
"Tales by Polish Authors" by Various
The old saying that one can't put a quart into a pint pot is strictly applicable here.
"A Grammar of Freethought" by Chapman Cohen
All learning was in a pint-pot; but it was a very serviceable pint-pot.
"An American at Oxford" by John Corbin
Their fault is that, in homely phrase, they pour a quart of liquor into a pint pot.
"Letters of Lord Acton" by Lord Acton
Quart stoups, tankards, goblets, glasses, flagons, and pint-pots rang and jingled marvellously.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel" by Charles de Coster
Put back in pot, add two ounces of sweet butter and one pint of boiling cream.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
I put him in a pint pot, and there I bid him drum.
"Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes" by Walter Crane
Even they had never compared my hand with either a quart or a pint pot.
"Confessions of a Young Lady" by Richard Marsh
Putting some tea in your pint pot, with a piece of lemon peel, you fill it from the kettle.
"Under One Flag" by Richard Marsh
I order a pint of beer, and I get into talk with the fellows over their pots and pipes.
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot

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What could be more festive than a dozen raw eggs, a quart of rum and a pint of bourbon getting friendly in a pot in the fridge for six weeks.