from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mould in which curds are placed before being pressed to remove the whey; subsequently the chessel is removed to allow the cheese to mature

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The wooden mold in which cheese is pressed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mold or vat in which cheese is formed.


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  • (store-room, as in Devonshire) to milk-house, and from milk-house to chessel, surmounted by the glory of his red hair, which a farm-servant declared he had once mistaken for a fun-buss (whin-bush) on fire.

    Robert Falconer


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