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tea bag

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tea bag small paper bag holding a measure of tea
    • n tea bag a measured amount of tea in a bag for an individual serving of tea
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Quotations

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    “A Christian is like a tea bag -- he's not worth much until he's been through some hot water.”

Usage

In literature:

He went back to the Grand and got his portmanteau and Gladstone bag and returned to Westbourne Terrace in time for afternoon tea.
"The World Peril of 1910" by George Griffith
The chief picked up the bag of tea and made a gesture of inquiry of Rob.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough
Philip took charge of the camp in the morning and before the boys crept out of their bags he served each of them with a cup of hot tea.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
I'll send my bag up by cab, and we'll walk across the Park to my house and have a cup of tea there.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Lily had to accept a bag of cakes to share with the troupe when they had their tea.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
Tea, coffee, sugar, rice, spices, bags and bagging here have their home.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
A little before tea, as Ellen was setting the table, Mr. Van Brunt came into the kitchen with a bag on his back.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
When the water began to boil, he withdrew the bag and threw the tea into the kettle.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
Last of all, the vacant spaces in the coffin are filled in with bags of tea.
"Japanese Girls and Women" by Alice Mabel Bacon
We'll make some tea and I'll pack a bag.
"The Dual Alliance" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
John had brewed himself some tea from a small parcel he carried in his saddle-bags.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
Hot tea waited on their little lacquer table, but their bags had disappeared.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
We purchased of the Frenchman a chest of tea, a great bag of lump sugar, and a small case of plug tobacco for gifts to the chief.
"On Canada's Frontier" by Julian Ralph
We've our instructions to bag him and carry him home to tea.
"My Little Sister" by Elizabeth Robins
We rise on elbows, still in the bags, to enjoy the one heavenly treat of our lives, the cup of tea which warms the hand and the stomach at once.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
Tea, coffee, sugar, rice, spices, bags and bagging here have their home.
"Modern Essays" by John Macy
I sot down to the table and the female in the meal bag pored out sum tea.
"Why Lincoln Laughed" by Russell Herman Conwell
In one, an old man sat alone all day, and contemplated three bags of coffee and two chests of tea, for which no customer made inquiry.
"Juggernaut" by George Cary Eggleston
Am I to tell them that I found them in a leather bag which you handed over as if it were a cup of tea?
"Violet Forster's Lover" by Richard Marsh
Gussie smiled her thanks and opened the bag, while Mr. Hamlyn poured out another cup of tea.
"A Lost Cause" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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In poetry:

CHORUS
With my four little johnny-cakes all nicely cooked,
A nice little codfish just off the hook;
My little round flour-bag sitting on a stump,
My little tea- and sugar-bag a-looking nice and plump.
"Shearers Song" by Anonymous Oceania
There's a damper in the ashes, tea and sugar in the bags,
There's whips of feed and shelter on the sandridge for the nags,
There's gidya wood about us and water close at hand,
And just one bottle left yet of the good Glenlivet brand.
"Westward Ho!" by Harry Breaker Morant

In news:

Ground nutmeg 1 1/2 gallons water 6 Tetley Select tea bags 2 Tbsp.
Do you dunk and ditch your tea bags.
Visit the USA Veterans 4th of July Celebration at the AC Brase Arena in Cape Girardeau and take a chance to Dunk A Tea Bag .
A packaging lesson from a tea bag .
From Tea Bags to Condoms, Royal Wedding Souvenirs are popping up.
Does Bouncing Your Tea Bag Actually Do Anything Substantial.
Whole Leaves, No Strings For a New Tea Bag.
Stir in baking soda and tea bags.
Place raspberries and tea bags in a bowl (preferably a glass bowl).
Pour the boiling water over the raspberries and tea bags.
All those individually wrapped tea bags, all that boiling of water, all that ice, all those lemon wedges and sprigs of mint, all for a brief eight ounces of happiness.
I've never understood tea-bagging and I never will.
Tea Bagging Racist Ron Paul Announces Run For Presidency.
Tea Bags and Water boiler.
Place tea bags in a large heatproof pitcher with 4 cups boiling water and steep for 5 minutes.
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