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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.
This is all about liters, ounces, pints, quarts, gallons, milliliters, barrels, gills (and hogsheads!) -- and it makes provisions for both dry and liquid measures.
The Grade II-listed warehouse was completed in 1901 to accommodate 70,000 hogsheads of tobacco and is a familiar sight to rail and road commuters arriving in Liverpool along Great Howard Street and the Merseyrail Northern Line.
The whisky is poured into barrels, white oak hogsheads that have already nurtured bourbon or sherry.
The biggest estate up for grabs is Whitbread's entire 3,000-strong pubs division, with a price tag of pounds 1.5 billion, including its 1,700 leased pubs and its managed outlets such as Hogsheads, Casa bars and Dome cafes.
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.
The beer was in large wooden barrels called hogsheads. It was a hard job.
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.