from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A mold or vat in which cheese is formed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The wooden mold in which cheese is pressed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
mouldin which curdsare placed before being pressedto remove the whey; subsequently the chessel is removed to allow the cheeseto mature
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(store-room, as in Devonshire) to milk-house, and from milk-house to chessel, surmounted by the glory of his red hair, which a farm-servant declared he had once mistaken for a fun-buss (whin-bush) on fire.
Robert Falconer George MacDonald 1864
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