They have a vat of boiling oil, which is just about tipping to the brim and aimed at the merry intruders.
[I]t is often implied that the trend of the vat is continuously upward.
And, also, there ought to be no other forms of taxation, like a national sales tax or a vat tax or what have you.
We may end up with a vat, but only when we're really desperate.
In the meantime, toss out that beef jerky, and bust open that vat of wheat-germ!
One of the older men laughed aloud, and standing above a vat began raking in it, apparently, with a hooked pole.
Put a board under and over the vat, and place it in the press: in two hours turn it out, and put in a fresh cheesecloth.
Engi mar mtti fara upp dalinn me hest er hund, vat at var egar drepit.
Set it near the fire till the curd comes; fill a vat made in the form of a brick, of wheat straw or rushes sewed together.
As the guards lifted the unfortunate prisoner and threw him in the vat a great roar of fury went up from the circle of cells.
early 13c., southern variant (see V) of Old English fæt "container, vat," from Proto-Germanic *fatan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse fat, Old Frisian fet, Middle Dutch, Dutch vat, Old High German faz, German faß).