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  • "(Irish) A jordan, or pot de chambre. A Mr. Richard Twiss having in his "Travels" given a very unfavourable description of the Irish character, the inhabitants of Dublin, by way of revenge, thought proper to christen this utensil by his name—suffice it to say that the baptismal rites were not wanting at the ceremony. On a nephew of this gentleman the following epigram was made by a friend of ours:
    Perish the country, yet my name
    Shall ne'er in story be forgot,
    But still the more increase in fame,
    The more the country goes to pot."

    September 7, 2008

  • a chamber pot.

    February 4, 2008