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Lagallo(u)n, Legalloun, n. Also: legallone, -eoun, leggallone, legallen. [Contracted f. laid-, led-, Laidegallon(e n. Also further reduced as Laglein, Leglin.] A kind of bucket of cooper's work used for ladling and carrying liquids.(a) 1560 Stirling B. Rec. I. 72.
Ane wesching tub, ane lagallon, ane flesche fat
1570 Prot. Bk. A. Millar 4 b.
In the over heiche chalmer … fyve pewdir trunscheouris, … ane tume trene bed and lagalloun
1582 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 124.
Tua lagallounis to the sclatteris iij s. iiij d.; … ane buikett to thame xviij d.
(b) 1557–8 Cromarty Corr. I. 249.
Coft twa wyne puntionis to be skeffetting … , Item, for ane auld legalleoun, xij d.
1618 M. Works Acc. XV. ii. 67 b.
For girthing tua leggallones iiij s.
1628 Ib. XXI. 10.
Ane lyttill legalloun for the massonis for burne
1657 Edinb. Test. LXIX. 15 b.
Ane lytle gantrise and ane watter legalone
1698 Ib. LXXX. 312.
Tuo tubs ane legallen and baickbraid all worth viij s.

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