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Synonyms for saucer

something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate

a small shallow dish for holding a cup at the table

Related Words

directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation

a disk used in throwing competitions


References in classic literature ?
Opposite the window that looked out into the garden, a bull's-eye opened on the yard; a table was placed by the cot and held a wash-basin, two combs, and a piece of blue soap in a broken saucer.
Now I'll learn you something Long Jack can't," shouted Tom Platt, as from a locker by the stern he produced a battered deep-sea lead hollowed at one end, smeared the hollow from a saucer full of mutton tallow, and went forward.
The girl worked busily, dabbing a twist of cloth into a little saucer of brown dye that holds longer than any walnut-juice.
The Town Council are all very little, round, oily, intelligent men, with big saucer eyes and fat double chins, and have their coats much longer and their shoe-buckles much bigger than the ordinary inhabitants of Vondervotteimittiss.
He took up a small saucer of milk which stood on the top of it.
Ivanushka, sipping out of her saucer, looked with sly womanish eyes from under her brows at the young men.
His clothes, even the white slip, the pearl in his tie, seemed to intercept her quick glance, and to proclaim the futility of such inquiries of a discreet, urbane gentleman, who balanced his cup of tea and poised a slice of bread and butter on the edge of the saucer.
Meanwhile tiny Miss Noble carried on her arm a small basket, into which she diverted a bit of sugar, which she had first dropped in her saucer as if by mistake; looking round furtively afterwards, and reverting to her teacup with a small innocent noise as of a tiny timid quadruped.
Her boots cheeped all the way down the church aisle; it was common report that she had flesh every day for her dinner; instead of meeting her lover at the pump she walked him into the country, and he returned with wild roses in his buttonhole, his hand up to hide them, and on his face the troubled look of those who know that if they take this lady they must give up drinking from the saucer for evermore.
Wait one moment," said a china merchant, "and I shall make you a saucer.
Nikita said nothing but only shook his head, and carefully pouring some tea into his saucer began warming his hands, the fingers of which were always swollen with hard work, over the steam.
It would leave a tiny hole where it entered, but the hole where it emerged would be the size of a saucer.
She pointed to Miss Ladd's cat, fast asleep by the side of an empty saucer.
saucer of cream-and-molasses in a sunny room and observe "how the wit
Not until Anne had finished her saucer of blue plums did Marilla say: