Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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From Old English missellane, misceline, miscelin, meslin, from miscellane. See miscellane.

Examples

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  • Usage/historical note in comment on pandemaine.

    January 8, 2017

  • From cold northern seas to the Tasman,

    And islands perfumed with sweet jasmine,

    O’er endless bleak fetches

    The transported wretches

    Survived on slim hope and coarse maslin.

    January 11, 2019