n. container; reservoir
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Sentence in Classic:
First came a portmanteau of white leather whose raggedness indicated that the receptacle had made several previous journeys.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Darkness had no effect upon my fancy, and a churchyard was to me merely the receptacle of bodies deprived of life, which, from being the seat of beauty and strength, had become food for the worm.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
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.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
When the bed was in proper trim Fairway and Christian brought forward vast paper bags, stuffed to the full, but light as balloons, and began to turn the contents of each into the receptacle just prepared.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
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.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
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.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context