What about a cow bail?
- I've added a separate etymology for this sense. I think the French derivation may not extend to as many senses as is claimed, but it is difficult to be sure. It is also possible for the same word with the same sense to have two separate (though possibly linked) etymologies. The Northern UK, and antipodal senses are almost certainly directly from Old Norse. Dbfirs 08:13, 29 July 2009 (UTC)