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Fishkettle

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Fi'shkettle. n.s. [fish and kettle.] A caldron made long for the fish to be boiled without bending.

It is probably that the way of embalming amongst the Egyptians was by boiling the body, in a long caldron like a fishkettle, in some kind of liquid balsam. Grew’s Musæum.

Sources: Grew, Nehemiah (36)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Fishkettle." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: September 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=21801.


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