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leglen

[ leg-lin ]

noun

, Scot. and North England.
  1. a milk pail.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of leglen1

1715–25; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Icelandic legillinn the keg, equivalent to legill keg (≪ Latin; lagena ) + -inn the

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Example Sentences

Katharine had begun a-milking, but when she beheld her father coming across the meadow, she left her leglen and ran home.

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