One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A unit for measuring the volume of liquids.
- ‘A kilderkin is an old English liquid measure, dating from about the 13 th century, equal to 16 (old and ill-defined) gallons, or half a barrel.’
- ‘Except as provided by the State Board of Agriculture, commodities in liquid form shall be sold by liquid measure or by weight.’
- ‘In general, commodities in liquid form must be sold by liquid measure, and commodities not in liquid form must be sold by weight.’
- ‘Recipes usually give dry measures in cups, and liquid measures in a mixture of cups and pints.’
- ‘Most metric recipes were based on a weight unit of 25 grams - slightly less than an ounce - and a liquid measure of half a litre, which was slightly less than a pint.’
- ‘In the Imperial system, dry and liquid measures use the same units.’
- ‘While most liquid measures require that you check the amount at eye level, a new cup design changes all that.’
- ‘Note particularly that the US gallon is a different size to the UK gallon so that no liquid measures of the same name are the same size in the US and UK systems.’
- ‘Since the bath varied between cultures and periods of the ancient world, the liquid measures below should be taken as approximations.’
- ‘Milliliters are used for liquid measures and grams are used for dry measures.’
- ‘This we will, therefore, also use as the basis for the other dry and liquid measures.’
- ‘As a cook myself, I can say that there is no difference between dry and liquid measure in cooking; notice that you often measure flour and water in the same cup.’
- ‘Do not confuse dry measure with liquid measure, because they are not the same.’
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