from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A mixed metal; brass.
- noun A vessel for containing food or drink, made of the metal maslin or brass.
- Made of maslin; brazen.
- noun Mixed grain, especially a mixture of rye and wheat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Composed of different sorts.
- noun A mixture composed of different materials.
- noun A mixture of metals resembling brass.
- noun A mixture of different sorts of grain, as wheat and rye.
- noun obsolete A vessel made of maslin, 1 (a).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A mixture composed of different materials; especially:
- noun obsolete A vessel made of maslin.
- adjective Composed of different sorts; as, maslin bread, which is made of rye mixed with a little wheat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Or else, well-fermented maslin, that is, provender formed of a mixture of various substances: grain, beans, vetches, hay, and salt. winnowed -- not as it is usually given to cattle before it is separated from the chaff; the grain shall be so abundant that it shall be given winnowed. shovel -- by which the grain was thrown up in the wind to separate it from the chaff. fan -- an instrument for winnowing.
Rye (_Secale cereale_) is scarcely at all raised in this country for bread, except in Durham and Northumberland, where, however, it is usually mixed with wheat, and forms what is called "maslin," -- a bread corn in considerable use in the north of Europe.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
Besides march-pain or pain-main, and pain-puff, two sorts baked on special occasions, and rather entering into the class of confectionery, our better-to-do ancestors usually employed three descriptions of bread: manchete for the master’s table, made of fine boulted flour; chete, of unboulted flour, but not mixed with any coarser ingredient; and brown-bread, composed of flour and rye meal, and known as maslin (mystelon).
 According to Walter Harte, though the yeoman in the middle of the seventeenth century ate bread of rye and barley (maslin), in 1766 even the poor cottagers looked upon it with horror and demanded best wheaten bread.
His shelves were occupied by the eight different kinds of bread in common use -- wassel, used only by knights and squires; cocket, the kind in ordinary use by smaller folk; maslin, a mixture of wheat, oats, and barley; barley, rye, and brown bread, the fare of tradesmen and monks; oaten, the food of the poorest; and horse bread.
"At Boulogne-sur-Mer, for the past ten days, there has been distributed to each person only three pounds of bad barley, or maslin, without knowing whether we can again distribute this miserable ration next decade."
"All citizens are ordered to bring in whatever produce they possess in grain, flour, wheat, maslin, rye, barley, oats, millet, buckwheat" at the "maximum" rate.
Representative Taillefer  state that "the inhabitants, for more than eight days, are reduced wholly to maslin bread composed of one-fifth of wheat and the rest of barley, barley-malt and millet."
Thou didst cheat her shockingly, Frank, time o 'the famine, on those nine sacks of maslin meal.
ThinkCreeps: Expect lots of 200-year 100,000 square-kilometer nature reserves to spring maslin
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