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pint

 [pīnt]
a unit of liquid measure; in the United States it is 16 fluid ounces, or the equivalent of 0.473 liter. In Great Britain, it is the imperial pint and is 20 fluid ounces, or the equivalent of 0.568 liter.

pint

(pīnt),
A (U.S. liquid) measure of quantity containing 16 fluid ounces, 28.875 cubic inches; 473.1765 mL. An imperial (U.K.) pint contains 20 British fluid ounces, 34.67743 cubic inches; 568.2615 mL.

pint

(pīnt) a unit of liquid measure; in the United States it is 16 fluid ounces (0.473 liter). In Great Britain, it is the imperial pint, equal to 20 fluid ounces (0.568 liter).

pint

(pīnt)
A measure of quantity (U.S. liquid), containing 16 fluid ounces, 28.875 cubic inches, 473.1765 cubic centimeters. An imperial pint contains 20 British fluid ounces, 34.67743 cubic inches, 568.2615 cubic centimeters.

pint

a unit of liquid measure in the apothecaries' system, 16 fluid ounces. The Imperial pint is 568.26 milliliters and the American pint is 473.17 milliliters.
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Five Cochrane's water-bottles, each holding four pints.
In the pint decanter of sherry, not a drop remained.
Observing all this in the first comprehensive glance with which a stranger surveys a place that is new to him, Nicholas sat himself down in the box next to the noisy party, with his back towards them, and postponing his order for a pint of claret until such time as the waiter and one of the elderly gentlemen should have settled a disputed question relative to the price of an item in the bill of fare, took up a newspaper and began to read.
I heard all this, much to my satisfaction, for I found plainly that the tankard was not missed, and yet they concluded it was fetched away; so I drank my ale, called to pay, and as I went away I said, 'Take care of your plate, child,' meaning a silver pint mug, which he brought me drink in.
Rousing himself sufficiently to sit up and look about him, he found that worthy in close fellowship and communication with a labouring man, over a pint of ale.
The pint was thrown out, sir, by those two friends when they did me the great service of waiting on the lady to try if a union betwixt the lady and me could not be brought to bear--the pint, I say, was thrown out by them, sir, whether if, after marriage, I confined myself to the articulation of men, children, and the lower animals, it might not relieve the lady's mind of her feeling respecting being as a lady-- regarded in a bony light.
I have heerd how many ordinary women one widder's equal to in pint o' comin' over you.
Ye see, there's pints in all pies, Mas'r George; but tan't everybody knows what they is, or as orter be.
When the candidates can hold no more, a count is instituted and the one who has drank the greatest number of pints is proclaimed king.
If you don't feel sure of your Pints of the Compass, come in to me and I'll put you right again.
Indeed, each man consumes, in one hour, the oxygen contained in more than 176 pints of air, and this air, charged (as then) with a nearly equal quantity of carbonic acid, becomes unbreathable.
You would hardly meet with a man who goes beyond his four pints at the utmost.