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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KEG

The third man snorted as he shouldered a keg and moved toward the Wagon.

I urged him to grab the other side of the keg several times.

After reaching the keg I turned to see what had been the fate of our boat.

That keg—like liberty—was to be at the price of eternal vigilance.

There he is on the comb of that sea, rolling over like a keg!

At a word a keg of whiskey was brought to the spot by two men.

Reaching over the top of a keg, he sent a bullet through the window.

If you're so damn smart, why didn't you think of the keg shoot?

We're just as safe as if we was sittin' on a keg of powder with the fuse lit.

As Dan lay in bed he could not get this keg of powder out of his head.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, earlier kag (mid-15c.), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kaggi "keg, cask," of unknown origin. Cognate with Swedish kagge, Norwegian kagg. Specific sense of "barrel of beer" is from 1945. U.S. student slang kegger "party featuring a keg of beer" attested by 1969.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR KEG

barrel

nouncylindrical container

cask

nounrounded container for liquids
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