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HOGSHEAD. A measure of wine, oil, and the like, containing half a pipe; the fourth part of a tun, or sixty-three gallons.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Main picture: Berlin skyline Above: Lauren McQuade, English at St Andrews Inset opposite: Islay Ales' Dun Hogs Head ale
The company, a new operation backed by Kings Park Capital and Santander Corporate & Commercial, has acquired three inns located in Northumberland - The Lindisfarne Inn in Berwick, the Bamburgh Castle Inn in Seahouses and the Hogs Head Inn located in Alnwick, all run by businessman Keith Liddell who will now lead the operational management team at the Inn Collection.
Watch out for the grunting boar's head behind the bar when you order a pint of Simson Steaming Stout, a Fishy Green Ale or a Hogs Head (pounds 5.50).
Flora light, skimmed milk, not even semi skimmed milk and a hogs head with an apple in it.