Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Introduction · Acknowledgements
LOSSET

Construct: Noun
Definition: Table, trestle tables used by dealers on Coal Quay to display fruit, vegetables, etc.
Use:
Derivation: Irish 'Losad' - a kneading trough, figuratively a table spread with food. (Dinneen)
A kneading tray for making cakes. (Joyce)
A large flat wooden dish. (Wright)
Also note Irish 'Last' - a large quantity or lot of anything, hence a lot of goods on display and 'Lossets'. (Dinneen)


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