Sentence Examples with the word liquid measure

ACETABULUM, the Latin word for a vinegar cup, an ancient Roman vessel, used as a liquid measure (equal to about half a gill); it is also a word used technically in zoology, by analogy for certain cup-shaped parts, e.g.

Pincta, pitta, a painted or marked vessel), a liquid measure of capacity, equivalent to s of a gallon.

The word appears in French as pirate for a liquid measure as early as the 13th century.

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According to Skeat, the origin is to be found in the name for a cask or liquid measure appearing in various forms in several Teutonic languages, in Dutch oxhooft (modern okshoofd), Dan.