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TUB, measures. In mercantile law, a tub is a measure containing sixty pounds weight of tea; and from fifty-six to eighty-six pounds of camphor. Jacob's Law Dict. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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My first impulse was to tell mother that I'd become a monk at Neamt or at Secu, and with the amount of learning I had, or had not, I might, in a few year's time, become super-intendent in some small monastery and lay next to a tubful of gold coins, such as Father Chirilas, of Vinatorii Neamtului, amassed from carting wood.
It had been some time since I had been called upstairs by my mother who sat in the tubful of water Anna and I had just bathed in and handed the washcloth to scrub her back.
Sunday Mirror columnist Gerry Armstrong, a one-time World Cup hero and current Northern Ireland assistant manager, said: "Rodriguez should have concentrated more on the match and less on the tubful of gel he had in his hair.
People were eating fat-free cookies and crackers by the tubful, but they weren't enjoying them much.