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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

liquid measure

Usage examples (19)
  • Or his comic masterpiece, Mac Flecknoe, satirising an obscure Restoration rival: "A tun of man, in thy large bulk is writ,/but sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit"...
  • Southcombe, marching slowly with his long limp burdens, found ready on the sand the little barrel, about as big as a kilderkin, of true and unsullied Stockholm pitch,...
  • Devil a drop have you left in the great kilderkin.
  • Two firkins, or bushels, make a measure called a rundlet or kilderkin, liquid, and a strike, dry. for more
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