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Post by Tripps » 28 May 2019, 11:42

I always considered a gill to be half a pint (10 fl oz - Imperial measure)

Coincidentally (again), there was a question on Tipping Point yesterday 'how many noggins make a pint? They gave the answer as ' four' - which makes one equal to half a gill.

Situation not helped by the USA pint being 16 fl oz. If you're talking whisky - then that's a different matter. Whisky noggins
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Post by PanBiker » 28 May 2019, 11:57

I have always considered a Gill to be a quarter pint. It would seem the Noggin is the same.

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Post by Tripps » 28 May 2019, 12:12

It's hard to argue with the reference you give, and I won't, but I know that if I asked for a gill in any pub in the North West - I'd be served with a half pint. :smile:
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Post by Whyperion » 28 May 2019, 12:31

I always thought a noggin was a short piece of thick timber supporting a purlin and a rafter in roof building or between joists in floor /ceiling frames.

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Post by chinatyke » 29 May 2019, 01:10

I think there are different noggins and gills depending on where you are. Even one on-line dictionary defines a noggin as a quarter of a pint and a gill as half a pint. But in the textile mills the gill was a quarter of a pint and a noggin was a quarter of a gill = one sixteenth of a pint. Sorry, we're going off topic. What was the milk dispenser called? (Ours was called George Lawson!)

Whyperion, you're thinking of a nogging.

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Post by Stanley » 29 May 2019, 02:40

Sorry, you've got close but nobody has it yet.
If you ask for a gill in a pub you'll get half a pint but it started off in life as a quarter of a pint. I always thought of a noggin as smaller than a quarter of a pint but never knew the exact quantity. Always thought of it as a spirit measure.
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Post by Bodger » 29 May 2019, 07:37

Piggin, nowt to do wi porcine creatures. ?

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Post by Stanley » 30 May 2019, 03:38

No Bodge but you are in the right area. It was a plain tin cylinder with a copper handle that was hooked so that it could hang on the rim of the kit under the lid. Called a 'lading tin' and made in different sizes. The genuine originals have a blob of solder on the side with the inspection mark of the Inspector of Weights and Measures stamp impressed in it and the year number.
I used to have a set of three, pint, half pint and gill. Don't know where they went to.....
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Post by Cathy » 30 May 2019, 06:16

Ladin tin. So instead of just being a Ladle to transfer a small amount of liquid, was it made into a jug made out if tin to transfer larger amounts, a Ladin tin?
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Post by Stanley » 30 May 2019, 06:18

The key thing about the lading tin Cathy was that it was calibrated so that when brim full it was a definite amount. It made it easy for the customer to be sure they were getting a fair deal. In this example, a pint of milk.
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Post by Tizer » 30 May 2019, 09:13

Yes, this is a flower...but from what? It's about 3 inches in length.

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Post by Wendyf » 30 May 2019, 10:05

Is it a rhododendron or azalea flower? It's that time of year.

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Post by Cathy » 30 May 2019, 10:47

An Iris.
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Post by chinatyke » 30 May 2019, 11:58

String beans - those long green beans?

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Post by Big Kev » 30 May 2019, 12:46

Courgette?
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Post by Gloria » 30 May 2019, 13:53

I agree....courgette.
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Post by Tizer » 30 May 2019, 15:54

No correct answers yet - keep trying! :smile:

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Post by Wendyf » 30 May 2019, 16:08

A weigela?

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Post by StoneRoad » 30 May 2019, 20:03

Is it a foxglove ?
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Post by Stanley » 31 May 2019, 01:49

God knows.... Is it a Lily?
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Post by Cathy » 31 May 2019, 03:50

A lilac coloured trumpet flower.
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Post by PostmanPete » 31 May 2019, 07:40

I'll guess at an Ipomoea - the 'morning glory' ?
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Post by Tizer » 31 May 2019, 09:14

StoneRoad almost has it with `foxglove' but that word alone doesn't identify it fully. It's not related to the foxglove in our gardens.

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Post by Wendyf » 31 May 2019, 15:16

Is it in your garden now Tiz?
Penstemon?

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Post by Tizer » 31 May 2019, 16:01

No, we picked up the flower in our local park in Taunton. Not many people will have this in their gardens! :smile:

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