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tea cosy

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Definition of tea cosy in English:

noun

A thick or padded cover placed over a teapot to keep the tea hot.
Example sentences
  • I think I must have looked a bit like a doll on a tea cosy!
  • The only concession to summer is that most people have removed their hats except my grandmother (fifth from right) who is wearing a cross between a meringue and a tea cosy.
  • Far from being risibly old-fashioned or nostalgic, the idea of knitting a tea cosy has enormous appeal for a whole generation of young women, as well as older ones.

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