congius

/ˈkɒndʒɪəs/
noun – Plural congii
An ancient Roman liquid measure of one eighth of an amphora, equal in modern terms to about 6 imperial pints.

Origin
Latin.

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Charles was not conscious that his mostly full gallon jug happened to contain exactly one Roman congius. No matter, by midnight, it would be empty.

Tomorrow he’d fill it again at the still.

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