One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large metal container for milk.‘I can still hear the clang of the milk churns as they were dropped at the back door’
- ‘Drinking water was brought in daily in milk churns loaded on a horsedrawn cart.’
- ‘Every morning, I would take a 40 gallon milk churn to nearby abbatoirs and collect warm, fresh pig's blood to make the puddings.’
- ‘Railway gardens could feature anything from a few milk churns full of geraniums to a sophisticated French knot garden.’
- ‘A trolley on the platforms was used to convey the milk churns to the train.’
- ‘Hathaway milk churns were made from wood, and were fitted with a trademark red iron plate.’
- ‘I started when I was nine years old going round with my father with a horse and float with milk churns.’
- ‘Excavators discovered an iron plaque from a milk churn made at Chippenham's Hathaway factory.’
- ‘Silver milk churns will make the perfect containers for your wedding table centres if you are going for a relaxed country rustic feel.’
- ‘He could harness the pony and cart, he could even manoeuvre the heavy milk churn on to the back of the cart.’
- ‘On top of the milk churn was a pile of neatly folded Hessian sacks.’
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