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TUB, measures. In mercantile law, a tub is a measure containing sixty pounds weight of tea; and from fifty-six to eighty-six pounds of camphor. Jacob's Law Dict. h.t.

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Then she slipped down among the flowerpots on the other side of the tubs and stood, hanging her head.
She done out a tub of clothes on Monday, but she starched 'em afore they was wrenched, and blued a pink calico dress till I thought I should a died a laughin.
Ten men would have found difficulty in moving that tub, but by some mechanical contrivance it had turned with the flagstone on which it rested.
The cod moved along as though they were alive, and long ere Harvey had ceased wondering at the miraculous dexterity of it all, his tub was full.
As usual, Mrs Durbeyfield was balanced on one foot beside the tub, the other being engaged in the aforesaid business of rocking her youngest child.
George's approach until, lifting up herself and her tub together when she has poured the water off into the gutter, she finds him standing near her.
Letty, I am ashamed of you," said her mother, wringing out the caps from the tub.
They lay in collapse all about the room, but every little while one or another would crawl over to the tub and try to drink more.
when something went splash into the tub at the foot of the back-stairs.
These were The Battle of the Books and A Tale of a Tub.
I shall never forget MY FIRST LOVE--she was a girdle, so fine, so soft, and so charming, she threw herself into a tub of water for my sake
As you can well imagine, the bass, the flounders, the whitefish, and even the little anchovies all went together into the tub to keep the mullets company.