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Firkin

a measure of quantity; half a kilderkin, 1465; as a small cask for liquids, fish, butter, etc.

Examples: firkin of ale [8 gallons], 1465; of beer [9 gallons], 1600; of butter [9 gallons], 1745; of eels [10 1/2 gallons], 1600; of herrings [8 gallons], 1600; of marlvoisie [malmsey wine], 1828; of mead, 1713; of salmon, [10 1/2 gallons], 1600.

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firkin

fir·kin / ˈfərkən/ • n. chiefly hist. a small cask used chiefly for liquids, butter, or fish. ∎  a unit of liquid volume equal to half a kilderkin (about 11 gallons or 41 liters).

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firkin

firkin †cask; quarter of a ‘barrel’ XV (ferdekyn, ferken). prob. — MDu. *vierdekijn, dim. of vierde FOURTH; see -KIN.

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firkin

firkin A quarter of a barrel of beer, 9 imperial gallons (40 L); also 56 lb (25.5 kg) of butter.

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