In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in UK: measure)
- Other sizes were the firkin, kilderkin and hogshead.
- Five firkins - that's about 360 pints or 41 litres - of Black Satin, his latest brew, were snapped up from his brewery.
- The 655 rack will hold either two firkins or kils in a one over one configuration.
- The filled casks were then brought on small carts or by packhorses, each carrying two firkins.
- If you take a barrel to be two kilderkins and a kilderkin to be two firkins (which are themselves, of course, nine gallons), then the saving works out at about 14p per pint.
9 galones o 41,9 litros
2(small barrel)barril pequeño masculine
- If that wasn't enough he has provided T-shirts for the gang to wear on the ride (no yellow jerseys required) and thrown in five firkins of beer.
- Her own father was a cooper in Kilaville and made the firkins there.
- Our first cask conditioned ale night will feature a firkin of Oatmeal Stout.
- A firkin of the four per cent beer has already been donated to the players but whether they will use it to toast their success or drown their sorrows remains to be seen.
- But Craig, a former club footballer and referee, is confident the team has a good chance of winning and has donated a firkin to the players for after the game.
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