Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wooden milk-pail.

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Examples

  • LEGLIN-GIRTH, the lowest hoop on a leglin, or milk-pail.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • 25A leglin-girth is the lowest hoop upon a leglin, or milk-pail.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Huntinglen, the departed Countess of this noble earl, ganging a wee bit gleed in her walk through the world; I mean in the way of slipping a foot, casting a leglin-girth, or the like, ye understand me?”

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • [Footnote: A leglin-girth is the lowest hoop upon a _leglin_, or milk - pail.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

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  • a milking pail.

    At buchts, in the mornin', nae blithe lads are scornin',

    The lasses are lanely, and dowie and wae,

    Nae daffin', nae gabbin', but sighin' and sabbin',—

    Ilk ane lifts her leglin and hies her away.

    Elliot : The Flowers of the Forest.

    April 25, 2009