from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A German liquid measure, having a capacity of from 2 to 80 United States gallons, but most frequently from 15 to 18 gallons.
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Being a kid I probably tuned out that icky grown-up Listerine stuff. eimer
i saw a preview for this in REAL D 3D when i went to see Ice Age 3 in theatres. looked amazing in 3d and i will for sure be seeing it that way. but the trailor has been out for a few weeks though. eimer