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melder

[mel-der]
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noun Scot.
  1. the quantity of meal ground at one time; the yield of meal from a crop or specific amount of grain.
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Origin of melder

1400–50; late Middle English meltyre < Old Norse meldr grain or meal in the mill
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  • Ay, Miss Anne, said Mrs. Melder; but the like o you disna ken.

    Merkland

    Mrs. Oliphant

  • Santa Clara may be the surname, Mrs. Melder, said Anne, smiling at the conjunction.

    Merkland

    Mrs. Oliphant

  • Melder of corn; the quantity sent to the mill and ground at one time.

  • Mrs. Melder had been told to call her Lilias, and affection had already contracted the name into the familiar diminutive of Lilie.

    Merkland

    Mrs. Oliphant

  • Na, its no sae muckle for that, said Mrs. Melder; though I have a cauld tremble whiles when I think o the water.

    Merkland

    Mrs. Oliphant