jeat

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jeat (plural jeats)

  1. Obsolete form of jet.
    • a. 1631, John Donne, A Funeral Elegy, 1810, Samuel Johnson, Alexander Chalmers (editors), The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 5, page 179,
      'T is loss to trust a tomb with such a guest, / Or to confine her in a marble chest, / Alas! what's marble, jeat, or porphyry,
    • 1735, [John Barrow], “JEAT”, in Dictionarium Polygraphicum: Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested. [...], volume II (I–S), London: [] C[harles] Hitch and C[harles] Davis [], and S[amuel] Austen [], OCLC 987025732:
      There is also a factitious jeat made of glaſs, in imitation of the mineral jeat.
    • 1758, Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, Volume 28, page 10,
      To make a Grey Colour.
      Take iron ſcales, a little criſtal, and ſome ſmall quantity of jeat, grind theſe well together upon a painter's ſtone; the more jeat ye take, the ſadder the colour will be, and likewiſe the more criſtal you put to it the lighter.

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