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GALLON, measures. A gallon is a liquid measure, containing two hundred and thirty-one cubic inches, or four quarts.

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Going in with him on some deal, I suppose," Gallon remarked.
We had but half a pint a head, and each of us could have drunk a gallon.
Or," I continued, "the size of the Nautilus being 1,500 tons; and one ton holding 200 gallons, it contains 300,000 gallons of air, which, divided by 480, gives a quotient of 625.
Besides a sufficient stock of pure brandy, he arranged two water-tanks, each of which contained twenty-two gallons.
And sure enough, when the forty casks of wine containing forty gallons each were brought alongside of the ship, they disappeared down the thirsty comrade's throat in no time; and when they were empty he remarked:
Their horns are so large, the inhabitants use them for pitchers, and each will hold about five gallons.
a sulk and pout, by carpenter's measurement, about twenty feet long and five feet deep; a sulk and pout that will yield you some 500 gallons of oil and more.
But she went on all the same, shedding gallons of tears, until there was a large pool all round her, about four inches deep and reaching half down the hall.
These were filled with water from the stream, and each of them might hold from four to five gallons.
As per CDA authorities, 75 million gallon water was being supplied to different sectors of federal capital from Simli dam, which has been increased up to 77 million gallon.
A sidebar cited statistics from Wine Business Monthly stating that it takes 75 gallons of water in the vineyard and 6 gallons in the winery to make a gallon of wine in California's North Coast region, while in the Central Valley it takes 430 gallons in the vineyard and 6 gallons in the winery.
Volume sales in the seven months have fallen to fractionally under 350 million gallons from 375.