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BARREL. A measure of capacity, equal to thirty-six gallons.

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As if the Yankees weren't causing enough pain by themselves, our favorite Jewish matchmaker Patti Stanger came rolling into town last night with her barrelful of crazy.
All the promises of fairness in Labour's manifesto should be taken with a barrelful of salt.
The tsar's army is demoralized and in full retreat from the Germans, so they start handing out medals to restore moraleshoveling them out by the bucketful, then the barrelful, then the carload-but it's all a useless gesture.
As far as she knows, the five men are practicing baroque music on period instruments, and when she wonders why Lump is so sweaty and dirty, MacSam intrepidly offers an excuse: "That man plays one bitch barrelful of a sackbut.
Fails Al Ghazi (the wonderful Ashraf Barhom), is fated for a barrelful of frustrations.
All praise to the sterling Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra for not succumbing to Christmas hysteria and regaling us with yet another barrelful of seasonal froth.
The man's film resume isn't exactly a barrelful of laughs.