Barrel

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

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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.
The soldiers saw him, they saw the barrel he held in his hand - they at once understood what was going to happen.
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.
Yes, truly,' replied the peasant, 'I sank deep, deep down, until at last I got to the bottom; I pushed the bottom out of the barrel, and crept out, and there were pretty meadows on which a number of lambs were feeding, and from thence I brought this flock away with me.
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.