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Costrel

Costrel \Cos"trel\ (k?s"tr?l), n. [CF. W. costrel, OF. costrel, LL. costrellum, a liquid measure, costrellus a wine cup.] A bottle of leather, earthenware, or wood, having ears by which it was suspended at the side. [Archaic]

A youth, that, following with a costrel, bore The means of goodly welcome, flesh and wine.
--Tennyson.

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costrel

n. (context archaic English) A bottle of leather, earthenware, or wood, having ears by which it was suspended at the side.

Usage examples of "costrel".

And behold, the maiden came back, and a youth with her, bearing on his back a costrel full of good purchased mead, ind a quarter of a young bullock.