Origin of hogshead
Examples from the Web for hogshead
“If BMW is ‘the ultimate driving machine,’ your Anthem is the ultimate differentiator,” writes Hogshead.
This Silenus, with a stomach like a hogshead, still believes himself a danger to womankind.Cyrano de Bergerac|Edmond Rostand
What she did see was Lionel Hezekiah sitting on the bottom of the hogshead in water that came only to his waist.Chronicles of Avonlea|Lucy Maud Montgomery
Hogshead is a prettier fellow than Culverin, by two quarts; and Culverin than Musquet, by a full pint.Thackerayana|William Makepeace Thackeray
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).