Wash barrel

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(Fisheries) a barrel nearly full of split mackerel, loosely put in, and afterward filled with salt water in order to soak the blood from the fish before salting.
- Swift.

See also: Wash

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Seeking answers, Willmers traveled to France in late 2002, hoping to learn how the French wash barrels and handle wastewater.