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pitcher

1
Botany any of the urn-shaped leaves of the pitcher plant

pitcher

2
1. Baseball the player on the fielding team who pitches the ball to the batter
2. a granite stone or sett used in paving
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Pinocchio gave the jug another look and said neither yes nor no.
"What does mother do when you bring the jug back safe and sound?" Alban asked.
"What jug, Alvan?" his wife inquired, not very sympathetically.
"Thee shouldst ha' told her to bring our jug up first."
Dantes had but one resource, which was to break the jug, and with one of the sharp fragments attack the wall.
B.--all the water runs back into the jug and there you are again!"
At length the damsel with the jug returned and they made an end of washing Don Quixote, and the one who carried the towels very deliberately wiped him and dried him; and all four together making him a profound obeisance and curtsey, they were about to go, when the duke, lest Don Quixote should see through the joke, called out to the one with the basin saying, "Come and wash me, and take care that there is water enough." The girl, sharp-witted and prompt, came and placed the basin for the duke as she had done for Don Quixote, and they soon had him well soaped and washed, and having wiped him dry they made their obeisance and retired.
Add twenty secondary groups, the waiters, male and female, running with jugs on their heads, gamblers squatting over taws, merelles,* dice, vachettes, the ardent game of tringlet, quarrels in one corner, kisses in another, and the reader will have some idea of this whole picture, over which flickered the light of a great, flaming fire, which made a thousand huge and grotesque shadows dance over the walls of the drinking shop.
"Bring it in a jug," shouted her Ladyship, as the maid left the room.
'But I think, perhaps, if somebody went down, just to see that he didn't dip his beak into the jug by accident, or make some confounded mistake in losing the money as he came upstairs, it would be as well.
Sullenly enough, the jackal loosened his dress, went into an adjoining room, and came back with a large jug of cold water, a basin, and a towel or two.
A large jug, which Cornelius had skilfully broken, did service as a flower-pot.