from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vat belonging to an olive- or wine-press, used for the collection of the oil or wine.
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I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the Lord: 16 Since those days were, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the press-fat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.
The hebrew word here thus rendered is elsewhere rendered "wine-fat" and "press-fat" (Hag.