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Soil the Milk before Using It

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Yorkshire for “Sile the milk, etc.”—i.e. strain it, or skim it. A sile is a sieve or strainer.

“Take a handeful of sauge, and stampe it, and temper it with hate ale, and sythene syle it thorowe a hate clothe.”—MS. Lincoln, A i. 17 f 281.


Drink the licoure siled thorgh a clothe.”—MS. in Mr. Pettigrew’s possession (fifteenth century).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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