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  • noun

Synonyms for gallon

United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3

a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4

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Going in with him on some deal, I suppose," Gallon remarked.
The packers had secret mains, through which they stole billions of gallons of the city's water.
But she went on all the same, shedding gallons of tears, until there was a large pool all round her, about four inches deep and reaching half down the hall.
Next, the King ordered that forty casks of wine, containing forty gallons each, were to be drunk up on the spot by the Simpleton and his party.
Their horns are so large, the inhabitants use them for pitchers, and each will hold about five gallons.
Like red wine, your worship had better say," replied Sancho; "for I would have you know, if you don't know it, that the dead giant is a hacked wine-skin, and the blood four-and-twenty gallons of red wine that it had in its belly, and the cut-off head is the bitch that bore me; and the devil take it all.
In one hour each man consumes the oxygen contained in twenty gallons of air; and in twenty-four, that contained in 480 gallons.
What's to make me sure as the house won't be put o' board wage afore we're many months older, and then I may have to lie awake o' nights wi' twenty gallons o' milk on my mind--and Dingall 'ull take no more butter, let alone paying for it; and we must fat pigs till we're obliged to beg the butcher on our knees to buy 'em, and lose half of 'em wi' the measles.
These were filled with water from the stream, and each of them might hold from four to five gallons.
This apparatus had been so ingeniously combined that it did not weigh more than seven hundred pounds, even including twenty-five gallons of water in another receptacle.
I shed quarts of tears while writing it, and the other girls shed gallons while I read it.
The mistress sent her maid for a small dram cup, which held about two gallons, and filled it with drink.
Then," said the Tiger, yawning frightfully, "please to get me about thirty pounds of tenderloin steak, cooked rare, with a peck of boiled potatoes on the side, and five gallons of ice-cream for dessert.
If I lend him a helping hand, the only difference is, that he may, upon the whole, possibly drink a few gallons, or puncheons, or hogsheads, less in this life than he otherwise would.
The speaker, and the schoolmaster, and the third grown person present, all backed a little, and swept with their eyes the inclined plane of little vessels then and there arranged in order, ready to have imperial gallons of facts poured into them until they were full to the brim.