Origin of flask1
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Examples from the Web for flask
Madison, who sat at the front of the room hiding his flask, was just the beginning.Life, Liberty, and the Founding Fathers’ Pursuit of Hoppiness|Kevin Bleyer|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That date is etched onto a flask he gave me to store last minute, to be given back in the states once we were home.
Where will we find the “flask of oil” of the new Yom Yerushalayim story?
Crawford, taking swigs from a flask of vodka, caused a stir on several evenings by focusing her attentions upon Richardson.
When he was a little warmed up, Glossin gave him some cold meat and a flask of strong spirits.Red Cap Tales|Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Without waiting to reply, I caught hold of my flask, and loaded the remaining five chambers of the revolver.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
Driscoll nodded, and off the old Mexican ambled with the flask.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
He was pointing at the flask found in Walters pocket and now standing on the sill of a window in the station.Fighting the Sea|Edward A. Rand
A pair of cold capons, a mortress of brawn, or what you will, with a flask or two of the right Gascony.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for flask
Word Origin for flask
Word Origin and History for flask
mid-14c., from Medieval Latin flasco "container, bottle," from Late Latin flasconem "bottle," perhaps from a Germanic source (cf. Old English flasce, Old High German flaska, Middle Dutch flasce, German Flasche "bottle"), and if so, perhaps originally meaning "a bottle plaited round, case bottle" (cf. Old High German flechtan "to weave," Old English fleohtan "to braid, plait"), from Proto-Germanic base *fleh- (see flax).
Another theory traces it to a metathesis of Latin vasculum. "The assumption that the word is of Teut. origin is chronologically legitimate, and presents no difficulty exc. the absence of any satisfactory etymology" [OED].