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Rehoboam

(A). A clerical hat.

“He [Mr. Helstone] was short of stature [and wore] a rehoboam, or shovel hat, which he did not ... remove.” —“Currer Bell”: Shirley, chap. i.

Rehoboam

A rehoboam of claret or rum is a double jeroboam. (2 Chr. xiii. 3.) 1 rehoboam = 2 jeroboams or 32 pints. 1 jeroboam = 2 tappet-hens or 16 pints. 1 tappet-hen = 2 magnums or 8 pints. 1 magnum = 2 quarts or 4 pints.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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