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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Greybeard (A).
 
An earthen pot for holding spirits; a large stone jar. Also an old man. (cf. BELLARMINE.)   1
        “We will give a cup of distilled waters . . unto the next pilgrim that comes over; and ye may keep for the purpose the grunds of the last greybeard.”—Sir W. Scott: The Monastery, chap. ix.
 


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