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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coal-scuttle a vessel for holding coal
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. col; cog. with Ice. kol, Ger. kohle.


In literature:

My wife described it as the sound of some one whose gown had caught the lid of a heavy coal-scuttle and let it fall.
"The Alleged Haunting of B---- House" by Various
Peter sat on the coal-scuttle, and Lucy gave him tea, with three lumps in it.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
Euphemia, who loves to have home dainty and delightful, would have no coals if she could dispense with them, much less a coal-scuttle.
"Certain Personal Matters" by H. G. Wells
As we put down the coal-scuttle, there was a knock at the door.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume II. (of X.)" by Various
Make up the fires, and buy another scuttle of coal before you dot another i, Bob Cratchit!
"The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book" by Various
Wonderful coal-scuttle of a bonnet she wore that wedding-day, to be sure!
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878." by Various
Old ladies, not unfrequently, wear their old coal-scuttle bonnets long past the fashion, but it is from want.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
Twice he brought in his walking-stick, and once he brought in the coal-scuttle.
"The Tale of Mr. Tod" by Beatrix Potter
The old gentleman knocked over a coal-scuttle, and turned to pick it up.
"Pirate Gold" by Frederic Jesup Stimson
They're sending over some 'coal scuttles.
"With Those Who Wait" by Frances Wilson Huard
And when he tires, why here," she pointed to something which looked like a coal scuttle, "we have a bucket in which he can rest his wearied feet.
"Castle of Terror" by E.J. Liston
And he has burnt the whole scuttleful of coal!
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Jack Cresswell had come across this coal-scuttle one night in a distant corridor.
"Geoffrey Hampstead" by Thomas Stinson Jarvis
One wore a huge false white mustache, and the other carried a coal-scuttle.
"On Canada's Frontier" by Julian Ralph
Little Sampson broke into a shriek of laughter, dropped his eyeglass, and collapsed helplessly into the coal-scuttle.
"The Grandchildren of the Ghetto" by Israel Zangwill
I recollect only a little fair face and shy eyes, under a coal-scuttle straw bonnet.
"A Charming Fellow, Volume I (of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
The coal-scuttle was not by the fireplace, but in a corner.
"The Late Tenant" by Louis Tracy
The ashes of the last fire were in the grate; the last bit of coal was in the scuttle.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
Old Sam came up with a shining face and set down the copper coal-scuttle, the better to express his good wishes.
"Old Kensington" by Miss Thackeray
Not particular over a scuttle of coals here, you see.
"Adventures of Working Men" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

Yes, I am the bloke what shovelled the coke
On the whaler, Lally-ma-Loo;
And the gallant soul what scuttled the coal
Is the same that's talking to you.
"What Ho! She Blows!" by Wallace Irwin