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Mas-, Mashloch(e, Mashlowe, n. Also: masleach, maschlache, maischloch, maschlok. [Appar. altered var. of mas(s)ilyon(e Mastillion n. Also in the later dial. as mas-, mashloch, -lich, -lach, -lock and as mashlo.] Mashlum, mixed grain. In mod. use, a mixture of grains or of grain and pulse grown and ground together.

b. Bread made from mixed meal. Also masloche bread. (a) Maschlache; 1445 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. V. i. 642.
Katherein Ros … wes decernit to keip neborat in schawing masleach in the Schanehery hill; 1574–5 Elgin Rec. I. 150.
That na man presume to grind quheit, mashloch (mascilionem) or uther cornis with hand milnis; Balfour Pract. 496.
That na baxters … sall grynd at the commoun mylnis any masloch bot sic as cumis furth of vther cuntreis; 1584 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 340.
Maschlok; 1602 Ib. V. 309.
Quheit, maischloch or rye; Skene Reg. Maj. i. 143 b.
(b) Farrago, a mixture of sundrie stuffs, mashlowe; Duncan App. Etym.
b. The thrid sort of quheitt breid commounlie callit the masloche bread; 1624 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 249.
The twelfpenny loaf callit masloch being the thrid sort to weigh [etc.]; 1646 Ib. VIII. 91.
Masloch; 1666 Ib. X. 10.

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