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    Re: liquid capacities
    From: UNK
    Date: 2001 Jul 16, 11:00 AM

    Tom Carr [mailto:tcarr.1{at}NETZERO.NET] asked:
    > 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
    
    from Don Knuth's _Seminumerical Algorithms_:
    
    2 gills = 1 chopin
    2 chopins = 1 pint
    2 pints = 1 quart
    2 quarts = 1 pottle
    2 pottles = 1 gallon
    2 gallons = 1 peck
    2 pecks = 1 demibushel
    2 demibushels = 1 bushel or firkin
    2 bushels = 1 kilderkin
    2 kilderkins = 1 barrel
    2 barrels = 1 hogshead
    2 hogsheads = 1 pipe
    2 pipes = 1 tun
    

       
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