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hogshead

1. a unit of capacity, used esp for alcoholic beverages. It has several values, being 54 imperial gallons in the case of beer and 52.5 imperial gallons in the case of wine
2. a large cask used for shipment of wines and spirits
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The rhythm is continued with "Large and small hogsheads.
Delivery planks, ropes, hooks and tap ends, Soft and hard wooden spiles, Hogsheads, barrels, kills, firkins, slides and, Dumpers, gantries high and low.
Other prizes include a week's accommodation in the Islay Hotel during the island's whisky festival for the next five years and 20 hogsheads of whisky.
His name was Pumpkin, and in the 1770s he won 16 out of 24 races and earned no less than 6,090 guineas and nine hogsheads of claret.
and I can only imagine that Patrick Henry, who shipped over 20,000 hogsheads of tobacco to England in his first year as Governor, is rolling over in his grave from the actions of Sen.
Very big men manhandled the Hogsheads, these were the largest barrels, on long ropes down into the cellar.
The facts and figures from the 20th century alone -millions of pints a day, thousands of different brews, hundreds of breweries, goodness knows how many barrels, hogsheads, firkins, pins and kegs -are more than enough to have a temperance statistician banging on the pub door at opening time.
Also captured were six brass artillery pieces; six wagons; 40 horses; 1,000 firearms; various other military accoutrements; and 40 hogsheads of rum, which Washington ordered destroyed.
Then Somerfield, feeling left out, will outflank them all by reverting to bushels, hogsheads and spans for measurement and guineas and groats for currency.