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(Wattir pott,) Watter-pot(t, -poitt, n. Also: vatter pote, water pot, walter pot, valter pott. [ME and e.m.E. watir pott (Wyclif), water pot (Chaucer), water pott (1546).] a. A vessel for holding water. Cf. Pot(t n.1 1. b. A chamber pot. (Pot(t n.1 1 e.) Also attrib.a., b. 1488 Treas. Acc. I 86.
A water pot of siluer
1543 Inv. Wardrobe 111.
Watter pott
1551 Treas. Acc. X 42.
Watter poitt
1556–7 Edinb. Old Acc. I 207.
For twa watter potts to the Lords of the Sessioun, ordanit to remane within the counsall hous for serving of thame, xviij s.
1562 Edinb. B. Deeds 62b.
Walter pot
1562 6th Rep. Hist. MSS App. 649/1.
Ane valter pott of tyne. … To my lordis chalmer ane vatter pote of brase
1632 Inv. Newark 4b.
Item of watter pottis; Item of bed stolles with ane pan to it
1662 Edinb. B. Rec. IX 299.
Dischairgeing the casting out of watter pots or fowll watter … at windowes
attrib. 1645 Edinb. Test. LXI 184b.
Ane water pott mould

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