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I've never met the term "butter bolt" in a kitchen. Do you have a sentence in which it appears?
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well these two are more related to English culture than strict languaje but I need some help for a full understanding...
- What is a butter-bolt? (in a kitchen)
- What is the "soup turin" used for? (Yes, an item of a pottery set, but could anyone please describe it for me?)
Thanks a lot
I suposed there was some spelling mistake, as I have already found quite some in the text I am reading, but certain ones are difficult for me to guess...
Context: Both terms appear in a list of strange (quite useless) things for a nineteenth-century explorer to take with him for a long-term wild country survey:
Wine glasses, butter-bolts, tea-trays, soup turins (sic)...
Thank you again
Butter-bolts would then be pretty useful and the list is composed of useless things.
The speaker is complaining about the lack of understanding about the needs of a surveyor from the ladies who had prepared his baggage.
A really nice head-scratcher this one!
A butter tub is a recognized term for a container to carry large amounts of butter.
Hey - how about "butter boat"? A small vessel for carrying melted butter at table - pretty useless on an expedition!
Well, trying to scape from a fatal slide, all surrounded of melted butter... Here i come back on topic:
A bolt is also a roll of cloth, isn't it? Could a Butter-bolt be some kind of cloth roll? Does it make any sense in your view?
(please, don't answer it is a kind of towel to dry off the butter after you land out of the butter-boat...) I shouldn't do this again... How would any of you take this seriously?