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Grey Hen (A)


A stone bottle for holding liquor. Large and small pewter pots mixed together are calledhen and chickens.”

“A dirty leather wallet lay near the sleeper, … also a grey-hen which had contained some sort of strong liquor.”—Miss Robinson: White-friars, chap. viii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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