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Hogshead

An obsolete unit of volume equivalent to 63 gallons.
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I heard some ladies the other day laughing about some one of their help who had helped herself to a real hoop from off a hogshead for her gown.
The dray carried 19 Hogsheads of best bitter (Bass) and one of mild.
Cooperage being imported include 225-L/240-L Bordeaux Export/Traditional, 228-L Burgundy Export/Traditional, 300-L Hogsheads, 500-L Puncheons, and custom wood tanks.
For example, Hogsheads - our High Street brand - is the envy of many of our competitors.
Hogsheads carry at least eight real ales at any one time - and some offer cask- conditioned cider and Belgian beers.
He thrilled the Liverpool crowds jumping through paper-covered hoops encircled with sharp knives, somersaulting over nine horses, and diving through flaming hogsheads, while Mr Kite somehow balanced upside down, 50 feet above the stage with a long pole pressed into the centre-part of his hair.
It includes Whitbread's 1,710 leased pubs, which are mainly local and rural sites, its 1,095 managed pubs, including its Wayside Inns, Shotz and Champion brands, and its 193 high street pubs and bars, including Hogsheads, Casa bars and the Dome Parisian-style cafe bars.
The beer was in large wooden barrels called hogsheads.
John Kelsall visited Birmingham and Dudley in September 1725 and entered in his diary that there was "near Dudley Castle an extraordinary fire-engine that throws up about 60 hogsheads of water in an hour's time.