Definitions containing j├ tuns

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Prisage

Prisage

a right belonging to the crown of England, of taking two tuns of wine from every ship importing twenty tuns or more, -- one before and one behind the mast. By charter of Edward I. butlerage was substituted for this

— Webster Dictionary

Tun

Tun

to put into tuns, or casks

— Webster Dictionary

burthen

burthen

The tonnage of a ship based on the number of tuns of wine that it could carry in its holds.

— Wiktionary

Midgard

Midgard

a name given in the Norse mythology to the earth as intermediate between the Asgard (q. v.) of the gods and Utgard of the Jötuns (q. v.).

— The Nuttall Encyclopedia

J├Âtunheim

J├Âtunheim

the abode of the Jötuns in the Norse mythology, as Asenheim is that of the Norse deities.

— The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Tonnage

Tonnage

Tonnage is a measure of the size or cargo carrying capacity of a ship. The term derives from the taxation paid on tuns or casks of wine, and was later used in reference to the weight of a ship's cargo; however, in modern maritime usage, "tonnage" specifically refers to a calculation of the volume or cargo volume of a ship. Tonnage should not be confused with Displacement which refers to the loaded or empty weight of the vessel itself. Measurement of tonnage can be less than straightforward, not least because it is used to assess fees on commercial shipping.

— Freebase

Barrel

Barrel

A barrel, cask, or tun is a hollow cylindrical container, traditionally made of wooden staves bound by wooden or metal hoops. Traditionally, the barrel was a standard size of measure referring to a set capacity or weight of a given commodity. For example, in the UK a barrel of beer refers to a quantity of 36 imperial gallons. Wine was shipped in barrels of 119 litres. A small barrel is called a keg. Modern wooden barrels for wine-making are either made of French common oak and white oak or from American white oak and have typically these standard sizes: "Bordeaux type" 225 litres and "Cognac type" 300 litres. Modern barrels and casks can also be made of aluminum, stainless steel, and different types of plastic, such as HDPE. Someone who makes barrels is called a "barrel maker" or cooper. Barrels are only one type of cooperage. Other types include, but are not limited to: buckets, tubs, butter churns, hogsheads, firkins, kegs, kilderkins, tierces, rundlets, puncheons, pipes, tuns, butts, pins, and breakers. Barrels have a variety of uses, including storage of liquids such as water and oil, fermenting wine, arrack and sake, and maturing beverages such as wine, cognac, armagnac, sherry, port, whiskey and beer.

— Freebase


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