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PINT (derived probably through Spanis...

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 629 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PINT (derived probably through Spanish, from Lat. pincta, pitta, a painted or marked vessel), a liquid measure of capacity, equivalent toe of a gallon. The imperial British pint =-- .57 of a litre, 34.66 cub. in. The United States standard pint=--.47 of a litre, 288 cub. in. The word appears in French as pinte for a liquid measure as early as the 13th century.
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