KETTLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of KETTLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
kettle
 n.  a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
 n.  the quantity a kettle will hold
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  "That is the same drug that I was always bringing him," said Poole; and even as he spoke, the kettle with a startling noise boiled over.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
2  She went indoors to Clifford's study, where the old brass kettle was simmering on the tray.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
3  Mrs Flint flew wildly in to tidy up, and Connie came slowly after her, hesitating in the rather dark kitchen where the kettle was boiling by the fire.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
4  The fire was red, rather low, the bar dropped, the kettle singing.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 12
5  In the kitchen a kettle was singing on the fire, and a large black cat lay coiled up in the basket; but there was no sign of the woman whom I had seen before.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
6  I went down the stairs and into the hall, where I found the commissionnaire fast asleep in his box, with the kettle boiling furiously upon the spirit-lamp.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
7  I took off the kettle and blew out the lamp, for the water was spurting over the floor.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
8  The pot's calling the kettle black.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
9  Build a fire in the stove and keep hot water boiling in the kettle.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
10  They both laughed, and he knelt by the table to light the lamp under the kettle, while she measured out the tea into a little tea-pot of green glaze.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
11  She bustled to the kitchen, stoked the wood-range, sang Schumann while she boiled the kettle, warmed up raisin cookies on a newspaper spread on the rack in the oven.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
12  Mary took the kettle to the well, and soon reappearing, placed it over the stove, where it was soon purring and steaming, a sort of censer of hospitality and good cheer.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
13  When the water in the kettle was boiling, the cook went into the bedroom to fetch Fundevogel and throw him into it.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In FUNDEVOGEL
14  In the winter Snow-white lit the fire and hung the kettle on the hob.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED
15  The kettle was of brass and shone like gold, so brightly was it polished.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED
Example Sentence:
1  I'll put the kettle on and make us some tea.
2  Get yourself in, Pat, I've had the kettle on.
3  The pot calls the kettle black.
4  The kettle calls the pot black.
5  I don't like the design of this kettle.
6  The kettle needs a new element.
7  BDownstairs, at the neighboring La Colonial Market, an employee barbecues chicken in a black kettle on the sidewalk.
8  I heard the fan clicking and the bubbling of the hot-water kettle in the silence of the hall.
9  That was indeed a pretty kettle of fish.
10  I can't pick the kettle up - the handle's too hot.
11  The scale on the surface of the kettle has sloughed off.
12  Certainly there was a most extraordinary noise going on within, as if a dish or kettle had been broken to pieces.
13  And certainly there was a most extraordinary noise going on within, a constant howling and sneezing, and every now and then a great crash, as if a dish or kettle had been broken to pieces.
14  Beyond, the blue smoke of the sugar house curled into the bluer skies, and the odor of the kettles reached in succulent deliciousness far and wide.