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Flac(c)on(e, Flackon(e, n. Also: flak(k)on, flak-, flaikcon, flakoun; flacoun, flaccoun(e, -own, flackoun, flackcon; flaucon, flawkon; flek-, fleckoun. [e.m.E. flaccon, ME. flakon (1485), OF. flacon.] A flagon.(a) 1479 Acta Conc. 26/2.
A pare of flakonis of siluer
1533 Boece x. xvi. 392 b.
Flakouns of aqua vite
1562 Invent. Q. Mary p. cxlix.
Ane flakkon
1597 Halyb. p. cxiii.
Flakonis of tyn the dosane
(b) 1513 Doug. vii. ii. 89.
In flacon and in skull Thai skynk the wyne
1548 Treas. Acc. IX. 195.
For tua flaconnes of tyn … to my lord governoures cophous
1578 Maxwell Mem. I. 312.
Ane greit tin flacoun, and ane choppin flacoun
1598 Black Bk. Taymouth 330.
A tin quart flacoun … for vinagir
1624 Edinb. Test. LII. 294.
Tua chock glass flacones at fyve pund the pece
(c) 1513 Doug. ix. v. 99.
I sall ȝou geif … the crafty ancyant flacconys two
1540 Lynd. Sat. Procl. 19.
With gude stark wyne ȝour flacconis see ȝe fill
1562 Invent. Q. Mary 55.
Item twa blew flaccownis garnisit with tin, … ane vther blew flaccoune
1597 Edinb. Test. XXX. 44.
xxxiij quart flacconeis
(d) 1562 Will A. Betoun 225.
Ane tyn flackon
1582 Treas. Acc. 67.
Mending of sum brockin siluer flackonis and coupis
1587 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 292.
For fowir glas flackconis to put wynager in
1595 Duncan App. Etym.
Lagena, a flackoun
(e) 1530 Lindores Chart. 31.
Ane rownd flawkon of estland burd
1589 Exch. R. XXII. 73.
Aucht tin flauconis
1591 Edinb. Test. XXIII. 269.
Tua greit quhyte siluer flekounnis of markit fyne siluer
1607 Ib. XLIII. 46 b.
Ane litill tin fleckoun

b. Attrib. with glas, hinger. 1602 Treas. Acc. 151.
Tua dosane flaccone hingeris to his maiesteis wyne seller
1627 Edinb. Test. LIV. 28 b.
Fyve dosone of flackone glasis

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