Though their blubber is very thin, some of these whales will yield you upwards of thirty gallons
We had but half a pint a head, and each of us could have drunk a gallon
I tell you, Gallon
, he was a genuine surprise to me.
He paid two dollars and a half a month rent for the small room he got from his Portuguese landlady, Maria Silva, a virago and a widow, hard working and harsher tempered, rearing her large brood of children somehow, and drowning her sorrow and fatigue at irregular intervals in a gallon
of the thin, sour wine that she bought from the corner grocery and saloon for fifteen cents.
He came to me, look you, saying that if I would furnish him with a gallon
of ale, wherewith to strengthen himself as he worked, and also the pigments and a board, he would paint for me a noble pied merlin which I might hang along with the blazonry over my door.
There'll be a check at the post-office, I know, and we'll transmute it into beautiful buckwheat flour, a gallon
of maple syrup, and a new pair of overshoes for you.
And away goes the pounding and cheering again, becoming deafening when old Brooke gets on his legs; till, a table having broken down, and a gallon
or so of beer been upset, and all throats getting dry, silence ensues, and the hero speaks, leaning his hands on the table, and bending a little forwards.
As he wanted something that could be carried openly in the hand, I proposed to make use of an old one- gallon
copal varnish can I happened to have by me.
But this was not all; for now I not only had goat's flesh to feed on when I pleased, but milk too - a thing which, indeed, in the beginning, I did not so much as think of, and which, when it came into my thoughts, was really an agreeable surprise, for now I set up my dairy, and had sometimes a gallon
or two of milk in a day.
The other that, by dint of long thinking about, it had become a monomania with him, and had acquired a fascination which he found it impossible to resist; swelling from an Earthly Copper Gallon
into an Ethereal Golden Vat.
I feel as if I had been half drowned, and swallowing a gallon
a sulk and pout, by carpenter's measurement, about twenty feet long and five feet deep; a sulk and pout that will yield you some 500 gallons
of oil and more.