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Let it ferment a day or two; then bung up the cask, and you may bottle the beer the next day.

After remaining a few weeks, rack off and bung up closely in clean casks.

They only bung up the volcano; the best step is to cure the blood, otherwise it will break out somewhere else.

Stir them well together; bung up the vessel close for a month; then bottle it.

Before you bung up close, you may add one pint of brandy at pleasure.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "large stopper for a cask," from Middle Dutch bonge "stopper;" or perhaps from French bonde "bung, bunghole" (15c.), which may be of Germanic origin (or the Germanic words may be borrowed from Romanic), or it may be from Gaulish *bunda (cf. Old Irish bonn, Gaelic bonn, Welsh bon "base, sole of the foot"). It is possible that either or both of these sources is ultimately from Latin puncta in the sense of "hole." Transferred to the cask-mouth itself (also bung-hole) from 1570s.

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