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A small glazed earthenware jar formerly used by druggists for medicaments.

[Middle English galy pott : probably galei, galley; see galley + pott, pot; see pot1.]


(Pharmacology) a small earthenware pot used by pharmacists as a container for ointments, etc
[C16: probably from galley + pot1; so called because imported in galleys]


(Elements & Compounds) a variant spelling of galipot


(ˈgæl əˌpɒt)

a small glazed pot used by druggists for medicines.
[1425–75; late Middle English galy pott. See galley, pot1]
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In the first place, the little gallipot of a boat that we were in was gravely overloaded.
Here the patients waited after having been given their `letters' at mid-day; and the long rows of them, bottles and gallipots in hand, some tattered and dirty, others decent enough, sitting in the dimness, men and women of all ages, children, gave one an impression which was weird and horrible.
and the other to the clerk, handing in their letters: if they were going on well the words Rep 14 were written on them, and they went to the dispensary with their bottles or gallipots in order to have medicine given them for fourteen days more.
Mrs Bangham, expert in sudden device, with one hand fanned the patient with a cabbage leaf, and with the other set traps of vinegar and sugar in gallipots; at the same time enunciating sentiments of an encouraging and congratulatory nature, adapted to the occasion.
With the flies a falling into the gallipots by fifties!
Lizzie Hopley is hilarious as tobacconist's wife Mrs Gallipot who deceives her "apron husband" over her affair with Laxton; as is Seamstress Mistress Openwork - Harvey Virdi - tricked by Peter Bray's geeky Goshawk into thinking her husband has another woman in Brentford.
Lizzie Hopley makes her RSC debut here and is superb as Mistress Gallipot, the bored wife of a tobacconist who seeks fun and frivolity with a deceiving Laxton who is only after her money to woo other women.
John Gosden has won the last two runnings of the Lancashire Oaks with Gertrude Bell and Great Heavens, and this year has Gallipot and Wannabe Love engaged, while Hughie Morrison has three possible runners in Epsom Oaks seventh Banoffee, Coquet and Quiz Mistress.
Progressive last season, GALLIPOT failed to deliver on her Newbury return.
The Listed JLT Aston Park Stakes (2.05) can go to the returning GALLIPOT.
John Gosden has nice filly in GALLIPOT (2.05) and after opening her account in a Kempton handicap over 11 furlongs in August off a mark of 73, she really progressed into a very decent staying prospect.
"It's nice to send him a Group 1-winning mare who produced a useful three-year-old filly in Gallipot [a Listed winner].