from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coarse earthenware jug with a globular body and narrow neck, covered with a grayish brown glaze made from wood ashes and sand. The body is modeled in the semblance of a grotesque human head, the eyeballs and teeth being made of a white, porous clay, and usually movable. These jugs were made at Bath, South Carolina, about the year 1863.


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