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Kettle

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Ke'ttle. n.s. [cꞇl, Saxon; ketel, Dutch.] A vessel in which liquor is boiled. In the kitchen the name of pot is given to the boiler that grows narrower towards the top, and of kettle to that which grows wider. In authors they are confounded.

The fire thus form'd, she sets the kettle on;
Like burnish'd gold the little seether shone.
Dryden.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Dutch (90) · Noun Substantive (1269) · Saxon (215)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Kettle." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 22, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6682.


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