Tomás de Bhaldraithe was wont to cite the Modern Irish proverbial
warning against letting something fall "idir leic is losaid", meaning
losing the bread in its transfer from the dough on the board to the
cooking stone, so as to remind us to take extra special care with
crucial stages of any piece of work, which may not seem to be as
important as more obvious ones.
Scríobh Caoimhin O Donnaile:
> My aunt in Co. Clare used to knead bread in a sort of wooden
> tray called the "losset". It was a board about 60cm square,
> if I remember, with sides about 10cm high which all sloped
> out at about 45 degrees. So in other words it was lozenge
> shaped. It was one of the most important items in the house...