(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.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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