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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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In his book The Titanic (Carlton, pounds 14.99), author Geoff Tibballs writes of Smith: "An avuncular man with a grey beard and barrel chest, he was the epitome of an old sea dog.
We love his strong hairline, we love his barrel chest, we love his alpha male jewellery.
A fireplug of a man with a barrel chest and flowing, gray and black hair, Merrill, 67, is an enrolled member of the Karuk Nation in Northern California and came to Lane County in 1949.
His granite face, barrel chest and cynical attitude were a perfect fit for RKO's film noir dramas of the era, such as "The Big Steal," "The Racket," "Were Danger Lives" and "Second Chance."
A barrel chest Air can't escape from the lungs so the rib cage stays partially expanded.
His body, with that barrel chest, is always rigid, like a clenched fist and you always know when he has entered a room.
Appearance: Gentle giant with a barrel chest. Facial hair: Beard Status: Currently world's best-selling opera star.
Boneham, whose big, barrel chest and furry face suggest a hard-bitten Hell's Angel, is actually much closer to an oversized teddy bear: He allowed that the hardest thing about the show was leaving his 4-year-old behind for weeks at a time.
He jabs a stubby finger into his barrel chest as he sits there, swelling up with pride before blurting through a huge grin: "Bolton needed two bodyguards to get through the crowds in that airport - but I needed nine."
His Rushden and Diamonds team had just survived a tense final period in which goalkeeper Billy Turley's barrel chest was all that came between Yeovil and the goal that would close the gap at the top of the Conference and swing the pendulum back towards the West Country.
He's a pugnacious whistler with a barrel chest and body language of a drill-sergeant on a parade ground.
He has the thick-set neck, the barrel chest and broad shoulders of a man well-versed in the dark arts of the front row, but curiously the nose is still straight, the ears unscathed and a full set of teeth gleam merrily when he talks.