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noun Scot. and North England.
  1. laggin.
  2. a milk pail.
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Origin of leglen

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


or lag·en, lag·gen, leg·len

[lag-uh n]
noun Scot. and North England.
  1. Usually laggins. the staves at the bottom of a barrel, cask, or other hooped vessel.
  2. the inner angle of a wooden dish, formed by the meeting of the sides and bottom.
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Origin of laggin

1580–90; lagg (< Old Norse lǫggr stave) + -in, variant of -ing3
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Historical Examples

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

    The Brownie of Bodsbeck, and Other Tales, Vol. II (of 2)

    James Hogg