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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.

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I heard some ladies the other day laughing about some one of their help who had helped herself to a real hoop from off a hogshead for her gown.
The dray carried 19 Hogsheads of best bitter (Bass) and one of mild.
using a market basket containing 5 quarters of wheat, 6 yards of cloth, and 4 hogsheads of beer.
Cooperage being imported from France includes 225-L Bordeaux Export/Traditional, 238-L Bordeaux Thin Stave, 228-L Burgundy Export/Traditional, 300-L Hogsheads, 500-L Puncheons, and custom wood tanks.
The whisky is poured into barrels, white oak hogsheads that have already nurtured bourbon or sherry.
5 billion, including its 1,700 leased pubs and its managed outlets such as Hogsheads, Casa bars and Dome cafes.
Cooperage being imported include 225-L/240-L Bordeaux Export/Traditional, 228-L Burgundy Export/Traditional, 300-L Hogsheads, 500-L Puncheons, and custom wood tanks.
The beer was in large wooden barrels called hogsheads.
For example, Hogsheads - our High Street brand - is the envy of many of our competitors.