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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Whilst he slept, there came by a carter with a cart drawn by three horses, and loaded with two casks of wine.
Casks and chests of it, casks and chests of it, oodles and oodles, a fathom under the sand," chattered the Ancient Mariner.
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.
And here, under his direct supervision--for he went ashore himself--Leach and Johnson filled the small casks and rolled them down to the beach.
There were some casks of liquor, whether wine or brandy I knew not, which lay lower in the hold, and which, the water being ebbed out, I could see; but they were too big to meddle with.
And sure enough, when the forty casks of wine containing forty gallons each were brought alongside of the ship, they disappeared down the thirsty comrade's throat in no time; and when they were empty he remarked:
When they have marked sufficient to fill all their casks, they turn their faces homeward, cut down the trees as they proceed, and having loaded their wagon with honey and wax, return well pleased to the settlements.
Our young manager Kieran Ellam, who has had to pack in because of a bad knee injury, is doing a cracking job," said Haigh, who confirmed Cask will be moving to the District League next season and probably with two teams.
12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- William Grant & Sons, the independent family owned spirits company, is thrilled to announce the launch of Grant's Ale Cask Finish Blended Whisky, the only blended Scotch whisky available in the US finished for up to four months in barrels that have previously held ale.
Iron Maiden frontman Dickinson has penned the intoduction to the new Cask Report, the annual publication from Cask Marque on the strength of the real ale market.
Cask Ale Week brings together pubs, breweries and beer drinkers.
It is aged in bourbon casks and Iain explains: "We have flavour from two places; the spirit, and the character within it, then we put it in the cask and let the cask add to character.