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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Despite being a one-ton wonton, Hung is without a doubt the real deal, his barrel chest and excess poundage belying his lightning fists and feet.
Arms windmilling furiously and barrel chest all puffed out, Dick Advocaat did more than win a token trophy at the Stade Louis II as he collected a Super Cup to add to the big one he lifted in Manchester in May.
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.
A barrel chest Air can't escape from the lungs so the rib cage stays partially expanded.
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.
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.
His body, with that barrel chest, is always rigid, like a clenched fist and you always know when he has entered a room.
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.