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  • Before the door of Saunders Jaup, a feuar of some importance, “who held his land free, and caredna a bodle for any one,” yawned that odoriferous gulf, ycleped, in Scottish phrase, the jawhole; in other words, an uncovered common sewer.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Before the door of Saunders Jaup, a feuar of some importance, "who held his land free, and caredna a bodle for any one," yawned that odoriferous gulf, ycleped, in Scottish phrase, the jawhole; in other words, an uncovered common sewer.

    St. Ronan's Well

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  • Also jarhole.

    May 23, 2011

  • (Scot.) An uncovered sewer, house-drain, or cesspool.

    May 12, 2008