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slop bowl

dated A bowl or other receptacle into which the dregs and leftovers of tea or coffee are collected from drinkers' cups (i.e., so that they may be refilled with a fresh drink). Tabitha, will you please come take the slop bowl away and empty it? It's becoming conspicuously full.
See also: bowl, slop
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Estimates for each piece vary from pounds 500 to pounds 1,400 with a slop bowl expected to fetch pounds 500 to pounds 700, a platter dish in excess of pounds 1,000.