Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A porous earthen jar for cooling water by evaporation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A porous earthen jar for cooling water by evaporation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A very porous earthen vessel for cooling water by evaporation.

Etymologies

See goglet. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Very shortly some slaves came to the cell with a large gurglet of water, a basin and napkins, a platter with bread and meat, and some garments of women's wear; and, setting them down within reach of the prisoners, they ran away.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

  • From a gurglet of water near-by the Egyptian took a draught, and proceeded -

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

  • Rejoining his attendant, and staying a moment to thoroughly empty the gurglet of water, on his hands and knees he crawled into a passage much obstructed by debris.

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

  • The master made two trips; the first one, he took the gurglet in; the second, he took the mantle wrapping the sword.

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

  • In preparation, however, you will get the porters who took me to the palace to-day, and have them take the boxes and gurglet of which I have been speaking to

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • The second night, a perfect calm prevailing, he took the small boat, and went out on the sea drifting, having provided himself with wine and water, the latter in a new gurglet bought for the trip.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • In preparation for the excursion the gurglet half full of water and the sheepskin mantle of the black man were lowered into the little vessel.

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

  • On the street there was nothing curious in an old man carrying a mantle under his arm, followed by a porter with a half-filled gurglet on his shoulder.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • The gurglet and mantle were passed to him, and soon he and his follower were feeling their way upward.

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

  • The Prince smiled, and rejoined, with a thought of the bags in the gurglet thrown carelessly down by him: "Up with the anchor."

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

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