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Title: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2 -Demijohn- to -Destructor- Author: Various Release Date: December 15, 2009 [EBook #30685] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ENCYC.
BRITANNICA, VOL 8, SLICE 2 *** Produced by Marius Masi, Don Kretz, Juliet Sutherland and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net Transcriber’s notes: (1) A few typographical errors have been corrected: they are underlined in the HTML version. (2) Chapter headings were originally constructed as side-notes.
They were placed here at the head of their respective paragraphs, and moved to paragraph’s start where given at paragraph’s middle.
See HTML version for the original headers placement. ENCYCLOPDIA BRITANNICA A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, LITERATURE AND GENERAL INFORMATION ELEVENTH EDITION VOLUME VIII slice II Demijohn to Destructor DEMIJOHN, a glass bottle or jar with a large round body and narrow neck, encased in wicker-work and provided with handles.
The word is also used of an earthenware jar, similarly covered with wicker.
The capacity of a demijohn varies from two to twelve gallons, but the common size contains five gallons.
According to the _New English Dictionary_ the word is an adaptation of a French _Dame Jeanne_, or Dame Jane, an application of a personal name to an object which is not uncommon; cf.
the use of -Toby- for a particular form of jug and the many uses of the name -Jack.- Wed Apr 05 01:13:37 2017 2 DEMISE, an Anglo-French legal term (from the Fr.
_dmettre_, Lat. _dimittere_, to sen...





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