Posted by GPP on August 22, 2003
In Reply to: Writhing about the scullery posted by ESC on August 22, 2003
: : : The dresser in Hay Fever says the phrase "...Writhing about the scullery like one 0'clock". Can anyone out there help me with what the reference to one o'clock is?
: : Hell, I need some help with 'writhing about the scullery', never mind about one o'clock.
: Well, scullery is part of the kitchen. What time do rich folks eat? Maybe it refers to the kitchen staff running around fixing and serving food and cleaning up.
: Merriam-Webster online:
: Main Entry: scul·lery
: Pronunciation: 'sk&-l&-rE, 'sk&l-rE
: Function: noun
: Inflected Form(s): plural -ler·ies
: Etymology: Middle English, department of household in charge of dishes, from Middle French escuelerie, from escuelle bowl, from Latin scutella drinking bowl -- more at SCUTTLE
: Date: 15th century
: : a room for cleaning and storing dishes and cooking utensils and for doing messy kitchen work
But it's not helping me with anything in that phrase.