What is GOAT, GOTE?

In old English law. A contrivance or structure for draining waters outof the land Into the sea. Callis describes goats as “usual engines erected and built withportcullises and doors of timber and stone or brick, invented first in Lower Germany.”Callis, Sewers, (91,) 112, 113. Cowell defines “gote,” a ditch, sewer, or gutter.

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