drinking vessels

I. Marc Carlson LIB_IMC at centum.utulsa.edu
Thu Oct 3 13:45:16 PDT 1996

<"Mark Harris" <mark_harris at riscgate.sps.mot.com>>
>Stefan li Rous want to know: "What is a costrel?"

A Costrel (from the Medieval French Costerel, from Costier or "at 
the side") is an earthenware, leather, or wooden container for 
carrying liquids, and having "ears" by which it can be carried or
hung from straps.  Today we might call them "canteens".

The costrels in questions look like little barrels on their sides, 
with a neck coming out of one side.

          _____    _____    _____
        __| o |____|   |____| o |__
        |                         |
        |                         |
        |                         |
        |                         |

Thusly.  (the "o"s are the holes for the straps)

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