Definition of Elshin
1. elsin [n -S] - See also: elsin
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Literary usage of Elshin
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England by Royal Agricultural Society of England (1874)
"... afore winter "—elshin being the Scotch name for the shoemaker's awl. My own experience since has quite confirmed the accuracy of old John's observation. ..."
2. The Ballad Book: A Selection of the Choicest British Ballads by William ed Allingham (1898)
"Wi' a broad elshin and a wicker I wat weil they'll mak' a ford sicker. ... 'elshin,' awl. ' wicker,'switch. [They'll make a ford sure, if they have "but a ..."
3. The Literary History of England in the End of the Eighteenth and Beginning by Oliphant (Margaret) (1882)
"... elshin." This was to be founded upon a popular legend of ... to fix it—who to make sure ran his awl (or elshin) nine inches up the king's heel. ..."