save-all

NOUN
  1. a receptacle for catching waste products for further use
  2. a net hung between ship and pier while loading a ship
  3. a sail set to catch wind spilled from a larger sail
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How To Use save-all In A Sentence

  • The business of the dairy, like the feeding of hogs and poultry, is originally carried on as a save-all. XI. Book I. Of the Rent of Land
  • As long as the world was content to take our manufactures as we chose to make them -- when, no other nation having entered the lists with us, we were without competitors, and absolute masters of the commerce of the world, this make-all save-all principle was undoubtedly the most effective. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843
  • These, as they are fed with what would otherwise be lost, are a mere save-all; and as they cost the farmer scarce any thing, so he can afford to sell them for very little. XI. Book I. Of the Rent of Land
  • Epergne, perhaps _épargne_, a save-all or hold-all. Notes and Queries, Number 48, September 28, 1850
  • All candles, whatever their material, were carefully used by the economical colonists to the last bit by a little wire frame of pins and rings called a save-all. Home Life in Colonial Days
  • She was some miles inshore of us, and as the day brightened we made her out to be a brigantine (an uncommon rig in those days), standing across our bows, with all studding sails set on the starboard side, indeed everything that could pull, including water sails and save-all. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue
  • The hog, that finds his food among ordure, and greedily devours many things rejected by every other useful animal, is, like poultry, originally kept as a save-all. XI. Book I. Of the Rent of Land
  • In reply, however, I assured him that I MUST waste myself willy-nilly, and that the "Review" was only a save-all. The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley
  • To explain every little mark of usury and covetousness, such as the mortgages, bonds, indentures, &c. the piece of candle stuck on a save-all, on the mantle-piece; the rotten furniture of the room, and the miserable contents of the dusty wardrobe, would be unnecessary: we shall only notice the more striking articles. The Works of William Hogarth: In a Series of Engravings With Descriptions, and a Comment on Their Moral Tendency
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