Pint


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PINT. A liquid measure containing half a quart or the eighth part of a gallon.

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Weller rang the bell, and ordered an additional pint of ale.
He resorted to his pint of wine for consolation, drank it all in a few minutes, and fell asleep on his arms, with his hair straggling over the table, and a long winding-sheet in the candle dripping down upon him.
You're a-going to accommodate us, and wot's to prevent my standing treat for a pint or so, in return?
I heard all this, much to my satisfaction, for I found plainly that the tankard was not missed, and yet they concluded it was fetched away; so I drank my ale, called to pay, and as I went away I said, 'Take care of your plate, child,' meaning a silver pint mug, which he brought me drink in.
I was extremely tired, and with that, and the heat of the weather, and about half a pint of brandy that I drank as I left the ship, I found myself much inclined to sleep.
I'd just been t' hev a pint--it was half after ten i' the fore-noon, when I hev my pint as reg'lar as the clock--and I says to Knowles, as druv up with his waggon,
Detained at the final rehearsals of music and recitation, Miss Ladd was worthily represented by cold chicken and ham, a fruit tart, and a pint decanter of generous sherry.
When the candidates can hold no more, a count is instituted and the one who has drank the greatest number of pints is proclaimed king.
If you don't feel sure of your Pints of the Compass, come in to me and I'll put you right again.
You speak of that annuity in pounds sterling, but it is in reality so many pounds of beefsteaks and so many pints of porter.
Indeed, each man consumes, in one hour, the oxygen contained in more than 176 pints of air, and this air, charged (as then) with a nearly equal quantity of carbonic acid, becomes unbreathable.
You would hardly meet with a man who goes beyond his four pints at the utmost.