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They are two casks, one containing powder, and the other balls; I wish these casks to be transported to the little hamlet at the mouth of the river, and which I intend to occupy to-morrow with two hundred muskets.
Let these casks be fastened on to the horse, and let them be escorted by two men and you to the residence of this gentleman, who is my friend.
the casks are heavy," said the sergeant, trying to lift one.
Oodles and oodles of it, my gentlemen, in cask and chest, in cask and chest, a fathom under the sand.
Oodles and oodles of it, gold and gold and better than gold, in cask and chest, in cask and chest, a fathom under the sand," the Ancient Mariner assured him in beneficent cackles.
And as the carter went on with the other two horses, she again crept under the tilt of the cart, and pecked out the bung of the second cask, so that all the wine ran out.
No, but you can take out two or three boards of the partition," answered Blaisois, "and make a hole in the cask with a gimlet.
At this point Grimaud stopped and was preparing to make a hole with his gimlet, when he found a spigot; he therefore placed his tankard under it and turned the spout; something, whatever it was the cask contained, fell silently into the tankard.
Grimaud, thinking that they had come, as he had, to try the port wine, effaced himself behind his cask and consoled himself with the reflection that if he were discovered the crime was not a great one.
Where could he get a cask large enough to contain the right proportion of water?
And thereupon he sat down across the brandy cask and began to fill a pipe.
He drew some cognac from the cask into a tin cannikin.