He gave the order for a tun of the local wine to be delivered by packman to the Earl's castle in late summer.
A few of us went into a wine-store where there was a large tun with a ladder to get to the top, in which was a hole about two feet square.
The tun itself came to mean a specific size equal to four hogsheads or about 208 gallons.
The grain-water mixture will now be heated up and pumped to the lauter tun .
These tun shells have a large rounded body and are very lightweight for their size.
In 1347 he sold 3 tuns of wine to the King's Butler; while in 1349 he exported cloth.
Most tun shells can be found living in sand, in the tropics beyond the edge of the coral reef.
The tuns , which have been in constant use since 1778, will then lie idle while the owners of Boddingtons decide what to do with the site.
The mixture goes through a series of vast tuns until it reaches the small oddly-shaped stills, which the family-run distillery retains to ensure consistency of the whisky.
Tiny periwinkles, found in profusion in intertidal areas, are gastropods; as are giant tun shells from the deep waters and the quiet limpets who cling to rocks at low tide.