tun

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tun

1. a measure of capacity, usually equal to 252 wine gallons
2. a cask used during the manufacture of beer
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"A patient and diligent examination of the modern German cream had satisfied me that they do not use the Great Tun now, because they have got a BIGGER one hid away somewhere.
Then feed on thoughts, that voluntarie move Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful Bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest Covert hid Tunes her nocturnal Note.
Then Crown'd again thir gold'n Harps they took, Harps ever tun'd, that glittering by their side Like Quivers hung, and with Praeamble sweet Of charming symphonie they introduce Thir sacred Song, and waken raptures high; No voice exempt, no voice but well could joine Melodious part, such concord is in Heav'n.
Despite having eaten what felt like my own body weight in meat, I had heard through the grapevine that the Three Tuns had become famed for their homemade cheesecakes ([pounds sterling]4.75).
Mrs Di Giorgio said: "Osmotherley is a fantastic place to live and work, and the Three Tuns has meant we can enjoy the social side of the hospitality trade, welcoming customers and guests from all over the world, whilst ultimately bringing in a good income.
The horrified woman went to the police and Tuns tall was arrested and charged.
The inn's real ale traditions are closely connected with John Roberts and his descendants, who were involved with the Three Tuns from the 1880s to 1976.