Harness-cask

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Harness-cask a tub, a cask with rimmed cover on a ship's deck holding the salt meat for daily use
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. harneis, armour; dubiously referred to Celt., as in Bret. harnez, old iron, also armour.

Usage

In literature:

The harness cask contained nothing except huge crystals of salt.
"The Blue Lagoon" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
Here you are in your house, and me still picking my salt meat out of the harness cask.
"Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The mate at once dived below for his shark hook, while I tried to find a suitable bit of beef in the harness cask.
"By Rock and Pool on an Austral Shore, and Other Stories" by Louis Becke
Here you are in your house, and me still picking my salt meat out of the harness cask.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 28, April 1893" by Various
The harness cask may remain on shore, and the cooper must make me another.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
And yet deeper tragedies lie in the stinking harness-cask than in the started butt.
"My First Book:" by Various
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