Dods

(Meg). The old landlady in Scott's novel called St. Ronan's Well. An excellent character, made up of consistent inconsistencies; a mosaic of oddities, all fitting together, and forming an admirable whole. She was so good a housewife that a cookery book of great repute bears her name.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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