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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Definitions for maslin

  1. British Dialect. a mixture; medley.
  2. British Dialect. a mixture of different grains, flours, or meals, especially rye mixed with wheat.
  3. British Dialect. bread made from such a mixture of grains.

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Citations for maslin
Another question is whether all crops were sown separately. Some may have been sown as a mixture, i.e. as a maslin. C. C. Bakels, The Western European Loess Belt, 2009
I sifted the wheat and rye for maslin and mixed the sponge. Deborah Noyes, Angel and Apostle, 2005
Origin of maslin
1275-1325
Maslin is derived from the Middle English word mastlyoun which came in turn from the Middle French mesteillon meaning "mixture."