kettle kettle  /ˈkɛ təl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
  2. (n) the quantity a kettle will hold
  3. (n) (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits
  4. (n) a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it

Usage(s):

  1. Little girls dress up in rags and old clothes, too-big skirts and shawls and go door to door with a copper kettle looking for treats.
  2. A closet and filing cabinet yielded more human skulls and a kettle containing what are thought to be decomposing hands and a male genital organ.
  3. Here's a fine kettle of fish: Earlier this week, a hacker broke into Twitter and stole a trove of business-related documents detailing the workings of the popular startup.

News

  1. Mark Cuban Can't Wait to Take a Leak with Larry O'Brien Next Year

    Mark Cuban can only stand being on the sidelines in one situation—when his team is playing on the floor. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks is hands-on-everything when it comes to his life—his  show, his investments and his basketball team. So what does the Cube want his hands on now?  If you said “another Larry O’Brien trophy to hold as he micturates ,” you win all the kettle corn. Watching the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. FOX6?s Ted Perry takes part in Harley ride to MDA camp

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — Once a year, the Kettle Moraine HOG Chapter takes a special ride to Kenosha County for...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 6 Milwaukee

  3. Explainer: Why does microwaving water result in lousy tea?

    A reader recently wrote in to ask: Why is tea made with microwave-heated water so lousy compared to tea made with water boiled in a kettle? Because a proper cup of black tea must be made with water that’s come to a rolling boil. A kettle is designed to heat water evenly to 212 degrees.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

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Quotes

  1. "You are saying, 'Oh, if he had only known. Oh, if I knew that I could have an attorney present during the interview, well, that would have been a different kettle of fish and I would never have confessed,'" Scalia said. "I mean, doesn't that...
    on Dec 7, 2009 By: Antonin Scalia Source: msnbc.com

  2. Redknapp has never managed further north than London and Lampard added: "Up north is a different kettle of fish. It'd be a big decision for him if he did."
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Frank Lampard Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Litvinenko believed "the water from the kettle was only lukewarm and that the polonium 210 was added, which heated the drink through radiation so he had a hot cup of tea. The poison would have showed up in a cold drink", Gordievsky said.
    on Jan 21, 2007 By: Oleg Gordievsky Source: Independent Online

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