maukin
Malkin Mal"kin, n. [Dim. of Maud, the proper name. Cf. {Grimalkin}.] [Written also {maukin}.] 1. Originally, a kitchenmaid; a slattern. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. A mop made of clouts, used by the kitchen servant. [1913 Webster]

3. A scarecrow. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

4. (Mil.) A mop or sponge attached to a jointed staff for swabbing out a cannon. [1913 Webster]


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