Barrel -- The standard or commercial barrel of pork is reckoned
at 200 pounds. It contains 190 pounds of fresh or green
meat and the addition of brine increases the weight to 220 or
225 pounds. A barrel of flour contains 196 pounds; salt, 280
pounds; resin, 280 pounds; cured fish, 200 pounds. The number
of gallons in a barrel of molasses, syrup, oil, turpentine,
vinegar, wine, liquor or other liquid varies from 40 to 50.
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