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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flagon  \Flag"on\,  n.  [F.  flacon,  for  flascon,  fr  OF  flasche 
  from  LL  flasco.  See  {Flask}.] 
  A  vessel  with  a  narrow  mouth,  used  for  holding  and  conveying 
  liquors.  It  is  generally  larger  than  a  bottle,  and  of  leather 
  or  stoneware  rather  than  of  glass. 
 
  A  trencher  of  mutton  chops,  and  a  flagon  of  ale. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flagon 
  n  :  a  large  metal  or  pottery  vessel  with  a  handle  and  spout; 
  used  to  hold  alcoholic  beverages  (usually  wine) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Flagon 
  Heb.  ashishah  (2  Sam.  6:19;  1  Chr.  16:3;  Cant.  2:5;  Hos.  3:1), 
  meaning  properly  "a  cake  of  pressed  raisins."  "Flagons  of  wine" 
  of  the  Authorized  Version  should  be  as  in  the  Revised  Version, 
  "cakes  of  raisins"  in  all  these  passages.  In  Isa.  22:24  it  is 
  the  rendering  of  the  Hebrew  _nebel_,  which  properly  means  a 
  bottle  or  vessel  of  skin.  (Comp.  1  Sam.  1:24;  10:3;  25:18;  2 
  Sam.  16:1,  where  the  same  Hebrew  word  is  used.) 
 




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