from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse sack for containing hops. As a measure a pocket of hops is 1½ hundredweight, and is about 5¾ feet in circumference and 7½ feet long.
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Presently a hop-pocket dropped through the press-hole overhead, and stiffened and fattened as they shovelled it full.