Posted by Allan Lang on August 13, 2006 at 02:21:07 from 126.96.36.199 user Allan_Lang.
In Reply to: What is a posted by Ed Kiser on August 12, 2006 at 23:28:07:
 So there seems to be two kinds of "milk-cans", one being the large container of the Dutch cart, and on the PP train platform, and the other being more of a bucket or pail that can be carried in one hand, yet open to slopping and spillage and unprotected from contaminants from falling into the milk.
Is the concept of a "milk-can" a rather general designation, applied to any container in which milk can be carried, or is that a specific item of known and constant description? 
It appears (b) The milk can is a hand version of what the Brits call a "milk churn" and US and Oz calls a "milk can" (though what happened to the cover lid of Peggy's milk can I have no idea)
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