1 First came a portmanteau of white leather whose raggedness indicated that the receptacle had made several previous journeys.
2 In passing, I may say that I feel certain that at least SOME of my readers will be curious to know the contents and the internal arrangements of that receptacle.
3 It would seem that the floor was never washed, and that the room was used as a receptacle for every conceivable kind of furniture.
4 The idea of a drink from such a receptacle was too much for Chichikov, so he excused himself on the ground that he had just had luncheon.
5 Planting himself before his dispatch-box, he rubbed his hands with a satisfaction worthy of an incorruptible rural magistrate when adjourning for luncheon; after which he extracted from the receptacle a bundle of papers.
6 Everything went into the receptacle just as it came to hand, since his one object was to obviate any possible delay in the morning's departure.
7 Thus, in time, his gains attained the amount of five roubles; whereupon he made himself a purse and then started to fill a second receptacle of the kind.
8 "Drink this, Father," she said, pushing the whisky in its strange receptacle into his hand and taking the second gourd of water from Pork.
9 This place has previously been mentioned as the receptacle for the blanket-pieces, when stript and hoisted from the whale.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
10 He shoveled black sand into an iron receptacle and pounded it tight and set it aside to harden; then it would be taken out, and molten iron poured into it.
11 The lieutenant, returning from a tour after a bandage, produced from a hidden receptacle of his mind new and portentous oaths suited to the emergency.
12 originally brought in such a receptacle.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
13 From this tin receptacle Jo produced another manuscript, and putting both in her pocket, crept quietly downstairs, leaving her friends to nibble on her pens and taste her ink.
14 The flowers were unnecessary, for at two o'clock a greenhouse arrived from Gatsby's, with innumerable receptacles to contain it.