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  1. dialect a cow shed; byre
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Word Origin

C17: of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for mistal

Historical Examples

  • In the far corner of the bare walls of undressed stone at this side is an open door leading into a mistal.

    King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Dana

    Gordon Bottomley

  • He'd tak a turn round t' croft, an' then he'd set off wi' his budget to t' mistal to milk t' cows.

  • Mistal Staple not home, was the serene answer, as the Chinaman moved to close the door.