Definitions of teakettle

  1. kettle for boiling water to make tea
  2. A kettle in which water is boiled for making tea, coffee, etc.
  3. A kettle, of tin, copper, etc., with a handle and a spout, used for boiling water for tea, coffee, etc.

Usage examples for teakettle

  1. It is said that an aluminum teakettle one sixteenth of an inch in diameter can be bent almost double before it will break. – Diggers in the Earth by Eva March Tappan
  2. One day his mother, having run short of methylated spirit, for her teakettle, sent him with a bottle to buy some more. – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  3. He poured some brandy into two small wineglasses, put a teakettle on the fire, and sank into an arm- chair; then he said,- " Well, M. Chevassat, what a terrible thing this is!" – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  4. I could feel tears startin' in my hart, and my throte all hot and lumpy, thinkin' of ma and Danny an' all of them, and I noticed the teakettle just in time- it neaded skourin'. – Sowing Seeds in Danny by Nellie L. McClung
  5. Why, it's just as if the snow was a teakettle, and it keeps steaming out clouds. – Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple by Sophie May
  6. " Skipper," said Bobby, as Skipper Ed threw a handful of tea into the simmering teakettle, " do you know what Jimmy did?" – Bobby of the Labrador by Dillon Wallace
  7. In desperation she seized the teakettle from the stove and let its scalding contents fly over the spot where the snake might be. – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  8. Quickly he drew the teakettle from the fire; and, pulling out Miss Henrietta's two letters, he held the one that was addressed to M. Maxime de Brevan over the steam of the boiling water. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  9. Durtal put the teakettle on the hob and placed cups, teapot, sugar bowl, cakes, bonbons, and tiny liqueur glasses on an old lacquered " waiter" so as to have everything on hand when it was time to serve. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  10. When I had described to him the way in which I was taken, and the extraordinary sensation and noise which I had in my head, which still continued like the singing of a teakettle, he said, " You have had a narrow escape, Sir; and had you not been a very temperate man, you would have never spoken again; you have had a violent pressure of blood upon the brain, and you are wholly indebted for your safety to your temperate manner of living; if, however, you will put yourself under my care, and strictly follow my advice, I am confident that I can effect a radical cure, so that you will be no longer liable to a return of your complaint. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  11. If you hold a piece of cold earthenware in the steam of a teakettle, water will collect on it. – Diggers in the Earth by Eva March Tappan
  12. Drake picked up the teakettle and motioned me before him. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  13. When I get to thinkin' of that v'yage I simmer inside, like a teakettle on a hot stove. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  14. An eight- year- old child followed him carrying a teakettle and cooking pots. – White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor by A. J. Bueltmann
  15. Any man who begins carrying hot water out to his machine in a teakettle in September knows a lot about starting cars. – Homeburg Memories by George Helgesen Fitch
  16. And there's the cricket on the hearth and the teakettle singing. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey