Origin of hogshead
Examples from the Web for hogshead
Contemporary Examples of hogshead
“If BMW is ‘the ultimate driving machine,’ your Anthem is the ultimate differentiator,” writes Hogshead.Can Self-Help Books Really Make a New You?
December 29, 2014
Historical Examples of hogshead
They have brought a hogshead of beer, and are broaching it upon the high altar.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
When in hospital, chance had given him Hogshead Geoffrey for bed-neighbour.A Nest of Spies
Then, to repeat my interrogatory, what was you a doing of with the kitten in the hogshead?Paul Prescott's Charge
I wish Mr. Schultz were in a hogshead of it, with the top on.Proserpina, Volume 1
The utmost of his generosity to Amhurst, that I ever heard of, was a hogshead of claret!Waverley
Sir Walter Scott
Word Origin for hogshead
"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).