from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plug, as of wood, for stopping the vent of a barrel.
  • n. Same as vent-faucet.


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  • The ale will be ready in three or four months, and if the vent-peg be never removed, it will have spirit and strength to the last.

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  • "Oh! he went wrong, did he?" said the gentleman, pulling out the vent-peg of the table-beer, and trying to peep down into the barrel through the hole.

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  • As soon as he was out of sight, Tom stepped up to the barrel, pulled out the vent-peg, dropped it into his pocket, and having done so, sauntered leisurely up the store again and went out.

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  • While he was making these observations, the boy finished his boring operation and having inserted a vent-peg in the hole, walked off.

    The Boys of Crawford's Basin The Story of a Mountain Ranch in the Early Days of Colorado

  • I might have gone on all day that way, very likely, if I had not been aroused suddenly by feeling a big drop of rain on my face; and only a moment later -- the thick mist, I suppose, being surcharged with water, and some little waft of wind in its upper region having loosened its vent-peg -- I was in the thick of a dashing shower.

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  • He set down his light on the top of it, removed what seemed a large vent-peg, and poured into the cask a quantity of something from the flagon.

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  • Last of all, he filled the flagon from the cask he had first visited, replaced then the vent-peg, took up his candle, and turned toward the door.

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  • Then once more corking with the rag, I proceeded to carry out my original design, of making a proper vent-peg of wood.

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  • It was the fore-finger of my left that was playing vent-peg; and I dared not remove it, else the water would have gushed forth in a tolerably thick, and therefore a wasteful, jet.

    The Boy Tar

  • Had I done so, in all probability I should have left out the vent-peg, and then a large quantity of water would have been spilled.

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