[ UK /hˈɒɡzhɛd/ ]
  1. a large cask especially one holding 63 gals
  2. a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages
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How To Use hogshead In A Sentence

  • As tobacco cultivation spread westward into Kentucky and Tennessee, annual output increased from 110,000 to 160,000 hogsheads in the years 1790-1860.
  • Because of the remoteness of the site, wooden hogsheads were probably the most efficient means for transporting alcohol; they, unlike bottle glass, would have left few traces.
  • Then how many pints are left when a hogshead is divided by two? THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERY
  • Tom finds him hiding in a hogshead behind the old slaughterhouse, and tries to get him to return to the Widow's home.
  • The washing-tub stood in the same old place on the same old quarter-hogshead, and her mother, having thrown the sheet aside, was about to plunge her arms in anew.
  • The Gloucester trade peaked in 1857 with the arrival of twenty vessels carrying imports of 5,000 hogsheads of molasses and 1,000 hogsheads of sugar valued at $400,000.
  • Jamie had planned on visits only to the two Cherokee villages closest to the Treaty Line, there to announce his new position, distribute modest gifts of whisky and tobacco-this last hastily borrowed from Tom Christie, who had fortunately purchased a hogshead of the weed on a seed-buying trip to Cross Creek-and inform the Cherokee that further largesse might be expected when he undertook ambassage to the more distant villages in the autumn. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
  • City Tavern not only resuscitates these old style beverages; it sells hogsheads of them.
  • Belcher Brothers & Co. names its 84 gallon line a ‘puncheon’ and there is a line for a 120 gallon ‘pipe’ as well as a 120 gallon ‘hogshead.’
  • Two barrels, or coombs, make a measure called a hogshead, liquid, or a quarter, dry; each being the quarter of a ton. Reports and Opinions While Secretary of State
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