Summary

A measure of volume. The imperial tierce is equivalent to around 159 litres, 35 imperial gallons or 42 US gallons. This is approximately the same as a modern oil barrel.

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TIERCE or TEIRCE, a measure of liquid things, as wine, oil, &c. containing the third part of a pipe, or forty two gallons.
---A New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences.W. Owen, 1764.

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