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Jordeloo (3 syl.)

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Notice given to passengers when dirty water was thrown from chamber windows into the street. EitherGare de lʹeau,” or else “Jordaʹ lo!” the mutula being usually called the “Jordan.”

At ten oʹclock at night the whole cargo is flung out of a back window that looks into some street or lane, and the maid calls ‘Gardy looʹ to the passengers.”—Smollett: Humphrey Clinker.


“The lass had made the Gardy loo out of the wrong window.”—Sir W. Scott: Heart of Midlothian.

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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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