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  • n. A tin can (containing two or three quarts) used for taking hot water out of a boiler; a piggin.


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  • Take a pail, half-filled with ova, and then fill up with water, and with a small lading-can lift some of the water out, and pour it back again, so as to cause a downward current, which will agitate the ova.

    Amateur Fish Culture

  • Hurriedly taking off her bodice, she crouched at the boiler while the water ran slowly into her lading-can.

    Sons and Lovers


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