Definition of cruet:
He looked at her in protest, and, with an awkwardness begotten of his irritation, knocked down the vinegar cruet and made a mess upon the table; but she evaded his eyes and took no notice of the vinegar.- "Jess", H. Rider Haggard.
He made his own salad dressing, and paused now with the oil cruet in his hand while he continued to address himself solely to Wheaton: " Primarily, stupidity is inevitable; in the second place it is an offense not only to Deity but to man; and thirdly, being incurable, as"- nodding first toward Wheelock and then toward Caldwell-" we have daily, even hourly testimony, man is helpless and cannot prevail against it."- "The Main Chance", Meredith Nicholson.
- "The Bad Family and Other Stories", Mrs. Fenwick.