take one half of good Kitchen-Garden-Earth, a quarter part of Mould and a quarter part of Rubbish; mix the whole together, and fill your Boxes wherein to put your Olive Plants therewith. M. Chomel, Dictionaire Oeconomique, 1725 edition
GREY BEARD: Earthen jugs formerly used in public houses for drawing ale: they had the figure of a man with a large beard stamped on them.
Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1811
The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, 1640