tun

Part of speech: noun

A measure of weight, either 2, 000 pounds ( a short ton), or 2, 240 pounds ( a long ton).

Part of speech: noun

A measure of 40 to 100 cubic feet. See TONNAGE.

Part of speech: verb

To put into a tun.

Part of speech: noun

A large cask; fermenting- vat.

Part of speech: noun

A brew.

Part of speech: noun

A varying measure of capacity.

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Usage examples "tun":

  1. Then put as much Ale- barm to it, as will make it work; then keep it in a warm place, as you do Ale; and when it hath wrought well, Tun it up, as you do Ale or Beer: and when it is a week old, drink of it at your pleasure. - "The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened", Kenelm Digby.
  2. The vier that wer clear avore, Begun to spweil their fun, min; The smoke all roll'd toward the door, Vor I'd a- stopp'd the tun, min. - "Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect", William Barnes.
  3. 40 Denn noch einmal wollte der Sohn des Bundes Entschliessung, Seine Menschen zu retten, dem Vater feierlich kund tun. - "An anthology of German literature", Calvin Thomas.