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Óglio. n.s. [from olla, Spanish.] A dish made by mingling different kinds of meat; a medley; a hotchpotch.

These general motives of the common good, I will not so much as once offer up to your lordship, though they have still the upper end; yet, like great oglio's, they rather make a shew than provoke appetite. Suckling.

Where is there such an oglio or medley of various opinions in the world again, as those men entertain in their service, without any scruple as to the diversity of their sects and opinions? King Charles.

He that keeps an open house, should consider that there are oglia's of guests, as well as of dishes, and that the liberty of a common table is as good as a tacit invitation to all sorts of intruders. L'Estrange.

Sources: Charles I (27) · L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Suckling, John (16)

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