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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

maslin

\MAZ-lin\ , noun;
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.
Quotes:
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:
Maslin is derived from the Middle English word mastlyoun which came in turn from the Middle French mesteillon meaning "mixture."
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