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SUBJECT basins (vessels)
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300045614
NOTES Open, rounded vessels formerly used for holding either liquids or solids, today largely for holding liquids. In 17th-century England the term implied a shallow dish, whereas there today it means a deep bowl. In the United States the term has always meant either a deep dish or shallow bowl.
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