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  • n. the quantity a cask will hold.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quantity a cask will hold

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Examples

  • As I could not drive two wagons, I shared with him the remaining water, half a caskful, and went on, with the intention of coming back for him as soon as we should reach the next pool.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • If it can only be carried through it will make all our fortunes, for they must have doubloons stored away by the caskful by this time.

    The Rover's Secret A Tale of the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba

  • I rolled up the chart, wet and soddened as it was with the rain beating on it, and angrily told Tematau, who was steering, to watch the sea, for every now and then the boat would plunge heavily and ship a caskful or two of water over the bows.

    The Strange Adventure Of James Shervinton 1902

  • “You will find your credit good, Mr. Pip,” said my guardian, whose flask of sherry smelt like a whole caskful, as he hastily refreshed himself, “but I shall by this means be able to check your bills, and to pull you up if I find you outrunning the constable.

    Great Expectations

  • A whole caskful of bones was discovered in his house. "

    Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology

  • "You will find your credit good, Mr. Pip," said my guardian, whose flask of sherry smelt like a whole caskful, as he hastily refreshed himself, "but I shall by this means be able to check your bills, and to pull you up if I find you outrunning the constable.

    Great Expectations

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