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puzzle jug

a drinking jug of the 17th and 18th centuries, so made as to challenge the drinker to drink without spilling or spraying the contents.
Origin of puzzle jug
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The old English puzzle jug had a similar device, in which the difficulty was to drink the contents without spilling them.

    Chats on Oriental China J. F. Blacker

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