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the amount that many barrels might hold

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The soldiers saw him, they saw the barrel he held in his hand - they at once understood what was going to happen.
The barrel, hurled a distance of thirty feet, cleared the barricade of dead bodies, and fell amidst a group of shrieking soldiers, who threw themselves on their faces.
As for Porthos, after having hurled the barrel of powder amidst his enemies, he had fled, as Aramis had directed him to do, and had gained the last compartment, into which air, light, and sunshine penetrated through the opening.
How many days he spent thus he could not tell, but at last he felt that the barrel was knocking against rocks, at which he was a little cheered, thinking it was probably land and not merely a reef in the sea.
She was the hind that you and your companions chased; she was the woman that you found in the clearing with the barrel, and the old hag that we just now killed in the cave.'
In I got bodily into the apple barrel, and found there was scarce an apple left; but sitting down there in the dark, what with the sound of the waters and the rocking movement of the ship, I had either fallen asleep or was on the point of doing so when a heavy man sat down with rather a clash close by.
"Do you suppose any one put him under that barrel?" asked the Story Girl.
I suppose he went under the barrel, perhaps in pursuit of a mouse, and somehow knocked it off the block and so imprisoned himself."
"Here's one of your kittens at least," said Ribby, dragging Moppet out of the flour barrel.
But Moppet had been too much frightened to peep out of the barrel again.
He pushed it in front of him with his paws, like a brewer's man trundling a barrel.
We didn't have any, only two little rugs that came in a missionary barrel, and one of those had ink spots on it.
In full-page newspaper ads, API claims that there is 131 billion barrels of oil just waiting to be discovered in the U.S.
Most premium bourbons are labeled as "single barrel" and/or "small batch." ("Single barrel" means the bourbon comes from an unblended "honey" barrel handpicked by the master distiller, while "small batch" means it was created from a blend of barrels for a limited run of bottles.) When you see "straight bourbon" on the label, that refers to bourbon produced using the sour mash method, which passes liquid from an earlier distillation onto the next distillation to create consistency between batches.
During the six months period under consideration, Oman's crude oil production fell by 0.6 per cent to 154.8mn barrels. However, during the same period, the production of condensates went up by 6.2 per cent to touch 20.8mn barrels.