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quarts

measures of dry or liquid volume
Not to be confused with:
quartz – a hard, crystalline mineral
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree
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By luck of birth possessed of a genial but soft disposition and a splendid constitution, his reputation was that for twenty years he had never missed his day's work nor his six daily quarts of bottled beer, even, as he bragged, when in the German islands, where each bottle of beer carried ten grains of quinine in solution as a specific against malaria.
I haven't the slightest idea of how much I drank--whether it was two quarts or five.
A single plant of this species will give eight or ten quarts of milk per day.
"A steady hand and a true eye, boys; so let two quarts be a bowman's portion." With shout and jest and snatch of song they streamed from the room, and all was peaceful once more in the "Rose de Guienne."
Most statistical tables are parchingly dry in the reading; not so in the present case, however, where the reader is flooded with whole pipes, barrels, quarts, and gills of good gin and good cheer.
"With less than three reals, six quarts of it may be made," said Don Quixote.
The youth went with his friend, feeling a desire to throw his heated body onto the stream and, soaking there, drink quarts.
Jack went out to get a napoleon changed, so as to have money suited to the general cheapness of things, and came back and said he bad "swamped the bank, had bought eleven quarts of coin, and the head of the firm had gone on the street to negotiate for the balance of the change." I bought nearly half a pint of their money for a shilling myself.
Brissenden never arrived without his quart of whiskey, and when they dined together down-town, he drank Scotch and soda throughout the meal.
Champagne sold at from forty to fifty dollars a quart, and canned oyster stew at fifteen dollars.
Livesey were seated together, finishing a quart of ale with a toast in it, before they should go aboard the schooner on a visit of inspection.
"But you'll turn back and have a quart of beer wi' me on the strength o't, Pa'son Tringham?