Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820. Originally published by University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, 2007.
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Ouchain tea consisted of the smallest grains sieved out from CAPER TEA [Simmonds (1906)]. The 'finest Peddro-out-shong drunk by none in China but the Priests and Mandarins, at Twelve Shillings per Pound' advertised in 1751 was possibly a version of ouchain tea [Newspapers (1751)].
A variety of HEMP mentioned only once in the Dictionary Archive, [Newspapers (1760)], as one of several types advertized by a Liverpool merchant. It may therefore be a printer's error for OUTSHOT HEMP, particularly since it has not been located elsewhere. If it was a genuine variety, it was presumably, like all the other varieties this merchant stocked, a hemp suitable for making ROPE and/or CORDAGE.
Of a DISTILLED alcoholic liquor that contained a larger proportion of ALCOHOL than that contained in PROOF SPIRIT. Distillers apparently established this by showing that the liquor would float on oil [Newspapers (1780)].
According to Edward Phillips, oxycroceum was a medicinal PLASTER, made of SAFFRON, VINEGAR and other ingredients [Phillips (1706)]. 'Hocsecrocksie' found in one inventory, is probably a variant spelling [Inventories (1666)].
In the Pharmacopoeia called 'Oxymel simplex'. This consisted of two LB of clarified HONEY boiled up in one PINT of VINEGAR. It was, with slight variation in the recipe, the foundation of OXYMEL OF SQUILLS, and of oxymel with GARLIC, which had the addition of the crushed seeds CARRAWAY and FENNEL as well as the garlic [Pemberton (1746)].