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From: "G Morris" <>
Subject: Re: What on earth is a "quack ovlo"?
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 13:21:17 -0000
References: <E18JuXe-0000wm-00@wing6.herald.ox.ac.uk>


Ovolo is a round moulding [Nuttall's Standard Dictionary 1912]
Quacksalver is one who boasts of his skill in medicines.
But - I would love to think it is their code for duck egg blue;-))
Glynis.

----- Original Message -----
>
> I'm currently deciphering some old undertakers accounts and every now and
then
> "quack ovlo" appears - the spellings are various, and the first word in
> particular is not always very clear. But that is my best rendition so
far.
>
> It has appeared a couple of times added in margins and a couple of times
in the
> main entry where the coffin furniture is being described so...
>
> What the hell is it?
>
> Adrian
>
>


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