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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If you're tempted by their invitation -- and more than 500 have been -- the purchase comes with a barrelful of decisions.
McLEAN, Va.-Holiday shoppers in this Washington suburb have already gotten a barrelful of enjoyment since Crate & Barrel opened its largest freestanding store here.
I reserve the right to brandish exclamation points by the barrelful in the land of my ancestors!'"
He sounds like a barrelful of castanets set rolling down a hill.
This story is little more than a middle-aged woman's fantasy, complete with toy boy, Italian backdrop and a barrelful of wild secrets.
8 Judge Gillen cites turn-of-the-century trial lawyer Rufus Choate to introduce a wild animal metaphor: "the moment you begin to cross-examine one of them, instead of being bitten by one rattlesnake, you are bitten by a whole barrelful." (53)
I thought the restaurants here were unstoppable our previous meal at a Chinese restaurant was superb - but we dine at a rather pretentious Italian spot, where gourmet means dumping a barrelful of garlic on the food, making you dine again the entire next day!
The old expression of one rotten apple spoiling a barrelful was forgotten.