One buffet table sagged beneath the weight of five kegs while another held food wrapped in cellophane and tinfoil.
Bedford has a large wholesale grocery trade, manufactures flour, dressed lumber, kegs and handles, and is situated in a fine fruitgrowing district, especially known for its apples and plums. The borough owns and operates the water works.
His ballad, The Battle of the Kegs (1778), was long exceedingly popular.
To alarm the British force at Philadelphia the Americans floated kegs charged with gunpowder down the Delaware river towards that city, and the British, alarmed for the safety of their shipping, fired with cannon and small arms at everything they saw floating in the river.
The chlorates are usually sold in wooden kegs containing 'cwt.