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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Demijohn (A).
 
A glass vessel with a large body and small neck, enclosed in wickerwork like a Florence flask, and containing more than a bottle. (French, dame-jeanne, “Madam Jane,” a corruption of Damaghan, a town in Persia famous for its glass works.)   1
 


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