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milking stool

a low, usually three-legged stool with a flat seat in the shape of a half circle, used by a person when milking a cow.
Origin of milking stool
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • An overturned pail and milking-stool showed how and where death had surprised her.

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • “I have come across your milking-stool, I estimate, some thirteen times,” I told her.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • Then Uncle John put the milking-stool down by a cow, and the pail was between his knees, resting on the end of the stool.

    The Sandman: His Farm Stories William J. Hopkins
  • Come with me, and I'll give you the pail and the milking-stool.

    The Wide, Wide World Susan Warner
  • Kate sat on the milking-stool close by the ewer, and her head, on which she wore a sun-bonnet, she leaned against the cow's side.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Then he went to the milk-room and got the big milk pails and his milking-stool.

    The Sandman: His Farm Stories William J. Hopkins
  • But my knees trembled so I had to sit down on a milking-stool, and Andrine cried and sobbed, she had been so frightened.

    What Happened to Inger Johanne Dikken Zwilgmeyer
  • Stooping, he sought for and found the milking-stool, a solid article of sound oak.

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • I still had the milking-stool in my hand, but the cow no longer troubled me.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • We dont care so very much about the milking-stool, either, she added, laughing.

    Wheat and Huckleberries Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
British Dictionary definitions for milking-stool

milking stool

a low three-legged stool
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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