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    Re: liquid capacities
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2001 Jul 16, 8:57 PM

    The reference given a few weeks back by Dan Allen,
    http://members.aol.com/JackProot/met/spvolas.html
    has it all (including how the Imperial pint/quart/gallon got to be 25%
    larger than the US units).
    
    Lu Abel
    
    At 12:28 PM 7/16/2001 -0400, you wrote:
    >I have read with great interest the discussion about distance measurement;
    >cables and shackles and furlongs, etc.  How about some information on
    >casks, barrels, hogsheads, tuns, etc.?  O'Brian and Forrester both make
    >use of the terms but I am curious about their meaning.  Any help out
    >there?  Tom Carr
    

       
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