Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small barrel or keg.

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Examples

  • I never thought such a chap as Magellan would have had the sense to lay hands on the barrico as he did and serve it out on allowance -- considering the little amount of water there was, and how all must have been pretty nigh as thirsty as myself; but, I suppose the peril he had been in and the fact of his not seeing any river near taught him caution!

    The Penang Pirate and, The Lost Pinnace

  • So having secured the barrico (and with no small to-do) I hove it ashore and got myself after it, and so came mighty despondent where sat Sir Richard as one deep in thought, his gaze on the sea, his shrivelled hand upon the head of the dog Pluto crouched beside him.

    Martin Conisby's Vengeance

  • So saying she opened one of the lockers and brought thence a loaf of fine white bread, a neat's tongue, a flask of wine, and a small barrico of water, upon which I, for one, made an excellent meal.

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure

  • Toward night the wind lulled, and we had every appearance of fine weather coming on; but we had nothing to eat, and only a barrico of water in the boat, and we were quite exhausted with fatigue.

    Poor Jack

  • He put on the head-dress and war-cloak of the savage; and, taking the barrico on his shoulder, and the spear in his hand, the poles which barred the door were softly removed by William, and after ascertaining that no one was concealed beneath the palisades, Ready pressed William's hand, and set off across the cleared space outside of the stockade, and gained the cocoa-nut trees.

    Masterman Ready The Wreck of the "Pacific"

  • Ready went for the barrico, a little cask, which held six or seven gallons of water.

    Masterman Ready The Wreck of the "Pacific"

  • William ran for a pannikin, and taking out the bung, poured some water out of the barrico and gave it to Ready, who drank it with eagerness.

    Masterman Ready The Wreck of the "Pacific"

  • William caught up the barrico of water, and took it in; he then hastened to Ready, who was on his knees.

    Masterman Ready The Wreck of the "Pacific"

  • Towards night the wind lulled, and we had every appearance of fine weather coming on; but we had nothing to eat, and only a barrico of water in the boat, and we were quite exhausted with fatigue.

    Poor Jack

  • Magellan and I regretted very much that we had omitted bringing the empty water barrico from Cocoa-nut Bay with us, for now we could have filled it and carried a supply with us in the event of our being unable to come across another spring; but none of the other men would carry it, and he and I after taking it along for a time had thrown it away before the end of our first day's pilgrimage, it being as much as we could do to drag ourselves along without being hampered with an empty cask that might after all be a useless incumbrance.

    The Penang Pirate and, The Lost Pinnace

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