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a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals
A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
A fermenting vat.
An old English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 252 wine gallons; equal to two pipes.
A weight of 2,240 pounds.
An indefinite large quantity.
Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; called also tun-shell.
Origin: From tūnan. Cognate with Old Frisian tūn, Old Saxon tūn (Dutch tuin), Old High German zun (German Zaun), Old Norse tún (Swedish tun).
a large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask
a fermenting vat
a certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity
a weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton
an indefinite large quantity
a drunkard; -- so called humorously, or in contempt
any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; -- called also tun-shell
to put into tuns, or casks
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