Re: What's a -Furkin- (finally)
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Mon, 15 Aug 1994 11:44:11 -0600
On Sun, 14 Aug 1994, Byron Hynes wrote:
> I, rather than travel 3,000 miles to see scared sheep, merely typed "firkin"
> into the search window of my MSBookshelf cd-rom...
> I, however, have no idea if this is relevant.
> firrkin (fCr kQn) noun
> 1. A small wooden barrel or covered vessel.
> 2. Any of several British units of capacity, usually equal to about 1/4 o
> a barrel or 9 gallons (34 liters).
The question of what is a firkin came up several months ago when a parent
of GS wanted to know what it is that his daughter was getting for as part
of her participation in a Canadian GS event. The fee for the event
covered a "firkin" but didn't indicate what that is. I don't suppose the
Canadians are giving out small barrells for participation in GS
Ryan Keil, BEAR-ly Scoutin'
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City