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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Laglein, Laiglon, -eine, Leglin, n. Also: laigland, ledglin, leaglin. [Cf. laid-, led-, Lade-gallon(e and Lagalloun, Legalloun. Also in the mod. Sc. and north. Eng. dial. as laiglen, leglen, -an, -in, a wooden milk-pail ‘in which one of the staves projects to form a handle’.] A dipping- or ladling-bucket used in brewing or for carrying liquids. = Ladegallon(e n. —(a) 1618 M. Works Acc. MS. XV. ii. 58 b.
For a beir barrell x s.; Item, for tua lagleins x s.
(b) 1611 Edinb. Test. XLVI. 237.
Ane gylefat, … tua laiglonis, ane burnestand
1644 Ib. LX. 376.
In the brewhous … sax cuminges with laigland & tunmylne estimat all to iiij lib.
1650 Ib. LXV. 92 b.
Four tubes with ane laigleine
(c) 1625 Ib. LIII. 39.
Sex barrellis, thrie cumingis, tua leglins, ane les ledglin
1707 Old Ross-shire II. 70.
Brewing vessels, two wort leaglins

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