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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Shaving-basin a basin used by persons shaving
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceafan, scafan; Dut. schaven, Ger. schaben, L. scabĕre, to scrape, Gr. skaptein, to dig.


In literature:

Between the two windows was a shaving glass over a basin.
"Who Cares?" by Cosmo Hamilton
The little man had just finished shaving and was getting back into his coat while George carried out the basin of water.
"Gunman's Reckoning" by Max Brand
We have cold baths out of a hand basin and shave.
"Letters from France" by Isaac Alexander Mack
He let down the trick basin which hung beneath the mirror and, collecting his shaving materials, began to lather his face.
"The Girl on the Boat" by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Chafing-dishes, shaving-basins, bowls, goblets, salts?
"All's Well" by Emily Sarah Holt
The morning after his arrival the warder entered with a man carrying a basin and shaving apparatus.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
A razor lay upon the dressing-table, a shaving brush stood on a tiny bracket above the tin wash-hand basin.
"The Marriage of Esther" by Guy Boothby
Tod turned the hair into his wash-hand basin, and set it alight: the grate was filled up with the summer shavings.
"Johnny Ludlow, Second Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood