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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A large cask or barrel containing 63 to 140 gallons.

Usage examples (35)
  • One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean.
  • Two barrels, or coombs, make a measure called a hogshead, liquid, or a quarter, dry; each being the quarter of a ton.
  • She was not quite the "hogshead" the landlord declared her to be, but she was one of the worst cases of dropsy I had ever seen.
  • I always wondered why two pipes in liquid measure were called a hogshead; now I know; it was on account of their great capacity. " for more
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