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Barrel bulk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Barrel bulk (Com) a measure equal to five cubic feet, used in estimating capacity, as of a vessel for freight.
    • Barrel bulk See under Barrel.
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Usage

In literature:

He swung on his heel and found, blocking the door, the giant bulk of Prothero regarding him over the barrel of his pistol.
"The Lost House" by Richard Harding Davis
BARREL MIRABEAU, Viscount de Mirabeau, brother of the great tribune of the name, so called from his bulk and the liquor he held.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
A measure of capacity for freight in a ship, equal to five cubic feet: so that eight barrel-bulk are equal to one ton measurement.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The barrel bulk of Staupitz spoke again addressing his little army.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
I store some apples in boxes, barrels, and bulk; am not very successful.
"The Apple" by Various
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In news:

I wanted to get the cement truck into the poem because I loved the bulk of the big rotating barrel as it went calmly down the street, churning to keep the wet cement inside slushily in motion.
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In science:

The bulk of the hadronic calorimetry in the ATLAS detector is provided by a large (11 m in length, 8.5 m in outer diameter, 2 m in thickness, 10000 readout channels) scintillating tile hadronic barrel calorimeter.
Electron Response and e/h Ratio of Iron-Scintillator Hadron Prototype Calorimeter with Longitudinal Tile Configuration
The bulk of the hadronic calorimetry in the ATLAS detector is provided by a large (11 m in length, 8.5 m in outer diameter, 2 m in thickness, 10000 readout channels) scintillating tile hadronic barrel calorimeter (TILECAL).
Non-Compensation of the Barrel Tile Hadron Module-0 Calorimeter
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