spittoon :

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  • n  a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)

  • I'd give anything to have sat down with a tiny barely 5 feet tall bridge-playing chain smoker who used the spittoon liberally and had a weakness for croissants.
  • The ten-nation disarmament committee, he said, was a stable with a stench that "an honest man could not breathe"; the Security Council was "a spittoon, even worse than a .
  • Austria is nothing but a miserable spittoon.
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  • Life lessons play out in baseball's long season
    Heartbreak, humor, hope — it's all there for parents of young ballplayers as teams head into youth baseball playoffs. Writing is easy. You take a pile of nouns, you add a bucket of verbs. You put them in a spittoon and swirl them around until you've created a story that lasts through eternity.
    July 7, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

  • John Thompson III in Denver Post
    This is the greatest thing that could happen to me,the older Thompson told reporters Sunday. "I'm lucky to be able to share in my child's life, and that's more important than getting another spittoon or a statue."
  • Billy Martin in New York Times
    We'd both get our coffee, and he'd spit into his spittoon, and I would try to spit,Martin wrote, "but I could never do it. He'd look at me and say, 'You fresh little bastard.' "
  • Lech Kaczynski in Sydney Morning Herald
    Under the headline "Poland's new potato", Die Tageszeitung lampooned Mr Kaczynski, saying all he knew of Germany was "the spittoon in the men's toilet at Frankfurt airport".

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