Barrel

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

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"Oh, I swear," said the viscount, "that the tune dies away in the barrel!..."
That day he dined with the marshal, at the same board on the barrels.
Balashev found Davout seated on a barrel in the shed of a peasant's hut, writing- he was auditing accounts.
My companion appeared actually frightened, and I could hardly credit my senses when I saw him suddenly throw his gun to his shoulder and fire both barrels at the agitated grain!
" replied Porthos; and he lifted the barrel with one hand.
'I am quite willing to be mayor.' They believed no otherwise than that it was the peasant who was saying this, and answered: 'That is what we intend, but first you shall look about you a little down below there,' and they rolled the barrel down into the water.
The Prince thought himself in a bad plight now, as he felt the barrel floating out from the land and tossing about on the waves.
But good did come of the apple barrel, as you shall hear, for if it had not been for that, we should have had no note of warning and might all have perished by the hand of treachery.
There was an old barrel there, upside down, one side resting on a block of wood.
But just at that moment somebody knocked at the front door, and Moppet jumped into the flour barrel in a fright
But there weren't any black things in the last missionary barrel, only a lady's velvet basque which Deacon Carr's wife said wasn't suitable for me at all; besides, it had white spots--worn, you know--on both elbows, and some other places.
Just a rubbish-pile of bat- tered corpses and a barrel or two of busted hardware.