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  • HOGSHEAD, a cask for holding liquor or other commodities, such as tobacco, sugar, molasses, &c.; also a liquid measure of capacity, varying with the contents.
  • (1483) fixed the hogshead of wine at 63 wine-gallons, i.e.
  • Oxhufvod, &c. The word should therefore be "oxhead," and "hogshead" is a mere corruption.
  • The New English Dictionary does not attempt any explanation of the term, and takes "hogshead" as the original form, from which the forms in other languages have been corrupted.
  • The prices of the wines also are subject to great fluctuation, but in fair years will vary, according to class and quality, from;IO to 30 per hogshead for the better growths.

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