Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 18:43:32 EST From: Terry Lynn Irons Subject: Piggin (Bucket) In LANCS records for KY, the term "piggin" occurs 14 times, primarily in south/southeastern counties--Letcher, Harlan, Leslie, Breathitt, Owsley, Whitley, Pulaski, Allen, Estill, and Grayson. AHD defines a "piggin" as "A small wooden bucket with one stave projecting above the rim for use as a handle." Origin is unknown (I am looking at first edition I keep at home.) Does anyone know of the distribution and/or use of the term in other parts of the country? Or is it a uniquely appalachian term, akin to "milk gap"? I can find no mention in Kurath 49. It is apparently an older term, which has probably dropped from current use. Does it appear in DARE records? Lost in the past, Terry Irons -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)