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  1. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A measure of capacity, containing four quarts; - used, for the most part, in liquid measure, but sometimes in dry measure. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Unit of liquid measure equal to four quarts, or of dry measure equal to one-eighth of a bushel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A measure of liquid capacity containing 4 quarts, 231 cubic inches, or 8.3389 pounds of distilled water; it is the equivalent of 3.7853 liters. The British imperial gallon contains 277.274 cubic inches. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. Eight pints. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. The standard measure of capacity - 4 quarts. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Measure of four quarts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A liquid measure. (1) U. S. standard, 231 cubic inches. (2) Brit. Imperial, 277.274 cubic inches. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A dry measure; one eighth of a bushel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A measure of capacity, usually for liquids, containing four quarts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A liquid or dry measure containing four quarts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. A measure of capacity, containing four quarts; -- used, for the most part, in liquid measure, but sometimes in dry measure. mso.anu.edu.au
  14. A liquid measure, containing 231 cubic inches, or four quarts. The imperialgallon contains about 277, and the ale gallon 2S2, cubic inches. Hollender v. Ma- gone(C. C.) 38 Fed. 914; Nichols v. Beard (C. C.) 15 Fed. 437. thelawdictionary.org
  15. Measures. A gallon is a liquid measure, containing two hundred and thirty-one cubic inches, or four quarts. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  16. gal'un, n. the standard measure of capacity=4 quarts. [O. Fr. galun, galon, jalon; app. cog. with Fr. jale, a bowl.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. A measure of capacity (imperial g., 2771/4 cubic inches; wine g., 231) for liquids or corn &c. [old Northern French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Four quarts ; in the United States, 231 cubic inches. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. [A word of unknown origin.] A measure of capacity. The English imperial gallon is the volume of ten pounds of distilled water weighed in air at temperature 62 Fahr., the barometer standing at 30 inches ; it contains 277.274 cubic inches (or 277.27 cubic inches). The old wine G., fixed by 5 Queen Anne, contained 231 cubic inches ; the old ale G., 282 cubic inches; the old corn G., 268.8 cubic inches, which was in fact the Winchester G. as fixed by I William and Mary ; there was also an old wine G. containing 224 cubic inches. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. n. [Norman French, Spanish] A measure of capacity for dry or liquid things, but usually for liquids, and containing four quarts. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. A liquid measure of four quarts. Complete Dictionary

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