Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of silent butler in English:
A container with a handle and a hinged cover, used for collecting table crumbs or emptying ashtrays.
- This is a beautiful vintage Toleware silent butler that probably dates to the 1930's or 1940's.
- This is a pretty round silent butler with a very nice Art Deco design on the lid.
- Often mistaken for silent butlers, these cheese dishes were used in the late 18th and 19th centuries to make the popular repast.
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