Definition of Tea-strainer
1. Noun. A device to keep back tea leaves when pouring a cup of tea.
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Literary usage of Tea-strainer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. German Dialogues: An Aid to Practical Conversation by Emil Otto (1892)
"There is the tea-strainer. — This tea is very weak; you did not give it time to draw. Hand me the tea-pot, please! — We have not cups enough. ..."
2. The Massachusetts Colonial Loan Exhibit at the Jamestown Ter-centennial by Board of Jamestown Exposition Managers, Massachusetts (1907)
"Tea strainer, diameter, 3% inches. Ribbed edge. 1 oz. 19 pwt. Lent by Mr. Richard Sprague Stearns. (Mark, RH in oval). London, 1773. • 85. ..."
3. Distinctive Automobile Garments & Requisites: Exclusive Imported and by Saks & Company (New York, N.Y.) (1905)
"... one alcohol can, one teapot, one water kettle, one sugar can, one butter jar, one tea strainer, one salt, one pepper, one tea and coffee can. ..."
4. The World's Work War Series: The Kaiser in His Own Wordsby Arthur W. Page by Arthur W. Page (1914)
"... woman likes a tea strainer —If only it Couldn't drip. Here's one th.it rtn't drip ... or fifty cents for • Name_ _ that never-drip tea-strainer — Й'» ! ..."