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English Dictionary: flagon by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
flagon
n
  1. a large metal or pottery vessel with a handle and spout; used to hold alcoholic beverages (usually wine)
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 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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