These papers are delivered to a set of artists, very dexterous in finding out the mysterious meanings of words, syllables, and letters: for instance, they can discover a close stool, to signify a privy council; a flock of geese, a senate; a lame dog, an invader; the plague, a standing army; a buzzard, a prime minister; the gout, a high priest; a gibbet, a secretary of state; a chamber pot
, a committee of grandees; a sieve, a court lady; a broom, a revolution; a mouse-trap, an employment; a bottomless pit, a treasury; a sink, a court; a cap and bells, a favourite; a broken reed, a court of justice; an empty tun, a general; a running sore, the administration.
The finds consist of earthenware jugs, plates, chamber pots
, ointment jars and a large number of tobacco pipes.
Caption: In ancient Rome the contents of chamber pots
were collected for such common tasks as doing laundry, tanning leather and ...
We were told he ordered over ten thousand chamber pots
for the Municipal Police at five and two-fifths to one person in order to lure them away from the coast.
Mr Mitchell explained that across the system assaults include staff being "kicked at, punched, bitten, scalded, headbutted and hit with chamber pots
were used for centuries in bedrooms to avoid having to trek outside to use the loo.
The chamber pots
were then emptied and everyone was counted in again before breakfast at 7.30am.
Other objects include onionshaped glass bottles, a quart-sized tankard, broth pots and chamber pots
, glazed and decorated charger plates, Delft plates and saucers, and glass perfume bottles, most of which were found ion the site of the Jacobean manor house that was demolished in 1710 to make way for James Radcliffe's mansion.
Because I enjoy continued matrimonial harmony, I wouldn't use anything that might discolor the sink in the kitchen and use a collection of very old chamber pots
for this type of job, such as the type in wide use prior to indoor plumbing.
Sabine brought some artefacts in to show us: money (which was smooth), chamber pots
, a reading horn (used for learning to read), shoes and clogs.
One theory was one landlady used to wash out the chamber pots
and put them on the window sill to dry.
I used to get one of those as pocket money!" 7) Branded crockery and chamber pot
There was no danger of forgetting where you were when dining at The Grand as the hotel's bespoke bone china Wedgwood crockery bore the Grand Hotel crest - as did its chamber pots