Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CHESWELL, n. An obs. Sc. form of Eng. chessel, cheese-making mould. Cf. Chassal. [′tʃɛswəl] Sc. 1721  J. Kelly Proverbs 141:
He is gone out of the Cheswell he was made in.
wm.Sc. [1835–1837]  Laird of Logan (1868) 171:
Ne'er Tammie forget the cheswell that you were staned in, my man.

[Eng. cheese + well, a hollowed vessel. The vowel in the first element has been shortened in the compound.]

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