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[gog-lit] /ˈgɒg lɪt/
noun, (esp. in India)
a long-necked container, especially for water, usually of porous earthenware so that its contents are cooled by evaporation.
Also, guglet, gurglet.
Origin of goglet
1690-1700; < Portuguese gorgoleta (diminutive of gorja throat), akin to French gargoulette (diminutive of gargoule throat); see gargle Unabridged
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  • Com-plete in every particular,' said Hurree Babu, rolling into the balcony to clean his teeth at a goglet. '

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • The king was hard pressed by the queen, and at last forced water from his own goglet into the Ray's mouth.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
British Dictionary definitions for goglet


a long-necked water-cooling vessel of porous earthenware, used esp in India Also called guglet (ˈɡʌɡlɪt)
Word Origin
C17: from Portuguese gorgoleta a little throat, from gorja throat; related to French gargoule; see gargle
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