“If BMW is ‘the ultimate driving machine,’ your Anthem is the ultimate differentiator,” writes hogshead.
I climbed up onto the edge of that hogshead that the workmen had left right beside the trellis that runs up by my window.
They have brought a hogshead of beer, and are broaching it upon the high altar.
Away, make haste, we'll empty his cellar to-night, and draw his barrels out into our hogshead.
Then, to repeat my interrogatory, what was you a doing of with the kitten in the hogshead?
Avast a bit, cried Bill—I must first fill up a hole in my stomach, big enough to hold a hogshead.
The utmost of his generosity to Amhurst, that I ever heard of, was a hogshead of claret!
They were constructed so that either end could be poled against the river bank and the hogshead rolled aboard.
Your representative has agreed that you shall give a hogshead.
This quantity (of a hogshead) will require better then a quart of the best Ale-barm, which you must put to it thus.
"large cask or barrel," late 14c., presumably on some perceived resemblance. The original liquid measure was 63 old wine gallons (by a statute of 1423); later anywhere from 100 to 140 gallons. Borrowed into other Germanic languages, oddly, as ox-head (cf. Dutch okshoofd, German oxhoft, Swedish oxhufvud).