American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Scots A unit of liquid measure equal to 0.9 U.S. pints (0.42 liters).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A liquid measure in Scotland, containing four gills, and forming the fourth part of a Scotch pint.
- n. Scotland A unit of fluid capacity approximately equal to three-quarters of an imperial pint (0.43 litres)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. A liquid measure equal to four gills, or an imperial pint.
- n. a Scottish unit of liquid measure equal to 0.9 United States pint
- Middle English muchekyn, from Middle Dutch mudseken, diminutive of mutse, a kind of measure, from Latin modius, grain measure. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Jekyl of a mutchkin of Glenlivat, that both would fall by the first fire.”
“Steenie cried for a mutchkin of brandy, for he had had no refreshment the haill day.”
“‘From a mutchkin to a gallon, I ken your honour’s taste,”
“Old Keltie, the landlord, who had bestowed his name on a bridge in the neighbourhood of his quondam dwelling, received the carrier with his usual festive cordiality, and adjourned with him into the house, under pretence of important business, which, I believe, consisted in their emptying together a mutchkin stoup of usquebaugh.”
“Hieland sowens by Mr. Duncan MacDonought, the last minister, who began the morning duly, Sunday and Saturday, with a mutchkin of usquebaugh.”
“I do not know whether it was from mere curiosity, or whether some hope of gain mixed with it, but after Dick had sold several horses in this way, he began to complain that dry — bargains were unlucky, and to hint that since his chap must live in the neighbourhood, he ought, in the courtesy of dealing, to treat him to half a mutchkin.”
“‘Bob of Dumblain,’ under the influence of half a mutchkin of brandy, he seemed to trot merrily forward, with a happy indifference to the state of the country, the conduct of the party, the end of the journey, and all other sublunary matters whatever.”
“Inn, and to bestow a mutchkin, as he would jocosely say, to obtain the freedom of the house, but, in reality, to assure himself of my company during the evening. —”
“Roy Macdonald complied with the summons, taking with him a half mutchkin stoup full of whiskey.”
“Westmoreland; and not liking to intrude on his family circle that evening, I sent a note up to Greta Hall, requesting him to come down and see me, and drink one half mutchkin along with me.”
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