hogshead

Part of speech: noun

A large cask.

Part of speech: noun

A liquid measure, ordinarily 63 gallons.

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Usage examples "hogshead":

  1. None presented, for the boxes lay flat on the floor, and the hogshead was away from the side wall. - "Ralph of the Roundhouse", Allen Chapman.
  2. He ran at the hogshead with it. - "Ralph of the Roundhouse", Allen Chapman.
  3. Then draw out the bureau drawers, and empty their contents out of the back window; telling somebody below to upset the slop- barrel and rain- water hogshead at the same time. - "The American Union Speaker", John D. Philbrick.