from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See boughpot.
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And the beadle of St. George's would bring a great bowpot of such hues as Christmas would lend itself to, and have a bottle of wine and a bright broad guinea for his fee; while his Reverence the rector would attend with a suitable present, -- such as a satin work-bag or a Good Book, the cover broidered by his daughters, -- and, when he sat at meat, find a bank-bill under his platter, which was always of silver.
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