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Firkin

Firkin

1. A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons.

2. A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, used for butter, lard, etc.

Origin: From as. Feower four (or an allied word, perh. Dutch or Danish) _ -kin. See Four.


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