Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stool used to sit on while milking a cow. The stool in common use has three legs. In Switzerland one is used consisting of a disk which can be strapped to the person, with a sharpened or pointed prop about a foot long.
“But Jim picked up a loose leg of a milking-stool, and the two went at it hammer and tongs.”
“So Mabel took the tin pail, and sat down on the little low milking-stool; and soon, to her father's astonishment, she finished milking, the cow having stood all the while as quiet as a lamb.”
“Wynter, picking up a milking-stool, advances leisurely towards him, and seating herself upon it just in front of him, crosses her hands over her knees and looks expectantly up at him with a charming smile.”
“Mary ran across the cabbage patch, and brought the milking-stool, which she placed near the old man.”
“Go, bring that milking-stool, yonder, and sit down here while I talk with you a little," said uncle Nathan, pointing toward three or four stools, that hung on the picket fence in the back garden.”
“However, Jakobi sends word we need not fear her disgracing herself, for he is training her up and down with a milking-stool on her head.”
“Taking one of the tin pails and a milking-stool, she set off across the fields to the pasture in which her two cows were grazing.”
“But when I arrived at the pen, a tin bucket in one hand, a milking-stool in the other, and letting down the bars, crept inside, the cows eyed me with evident distrust and even shook their horns in a menacing manner which quite alarmed me.”
“After half an hour he came back to the farm house all cut-up, and he had one leg of the milking-stool in his hand.”
“He took the pail and the milking-stool and went out to the barn.”
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