Barrel

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Barrel

A container holding approximately 159 liters of liquid. Barrels are extremely important in international commerce, as they measure the volume of crude oil, one of the world's most important commodities.
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But the sparrow crept under the tilt of the cart, and pecked at the bung of one of the casks till she loosened it; and than all the wine ran out, without the carter seeing it.
As long as you keep up your end, I'll sail with you to the Pit 'n' back an' watch you sweatin' the casks 'n' chests out of the sand.
They composed one of the boats' crews, and their task was to ply between the schooner and the shore, carrying a single cask each trip.
I found, besides these chests, a little cask full of liquor, of about twenty gallons, which I got into my boat with much difficulty.
Why did not each ancient dairyman take his own teacup of milk and his own cask of water, and mix them, without making a government matter of it?
Others, men and women, dipped in the puddles with little mugs of mutilated earthenware, or even with handkerchiefs from women's heads, which were squeezed dry into infants' mouths; others made small mud- embankments, to stem the wine as it ran; others, directed by lookers-on up at high windows, darted here and there, to cut off little streams of wine that started away in new directions; others devoted themselves to the sodden and lee-dyed pieces of the cask, licking, and even champing the moister wine-rotted fragments with eager relish.
The owner said the cask was clean, and that nothing had been added to the wine from which it could have got a flavour of either iron or leather.
A lashed boat, a spare spar, a cask or what not secured about the decks, is "cast adrift" when it is untied.
Clopin Trouillefou, with a very serious air and in a low voice, was regulating the distribution of an enormous cask of arms, which stood wide open in front of him and from whence poured out in profusion, axes, swords, bassinets, coats of mail, broadswords, lance-heads, arrows, and viretons,* like apples and grapes from a horn of plenty.
Behind the sleeper stands an old cask, which serves for a table.
And the Fir Tree was stuck upright in a cask that was filled with sand; but no one could see that it was a cask, for green cloth was hung all round it, and it stood on a large gaily-colored carpet.
Should I not have to be a cask of memory, if I also wanted to have my reasons with me?