German wine casks: on the right is a Stückfass of 1400 L
German wine casks: on the right is a Stückfass of 1400 L

Stuck was a form occasionally found in English writing as a corruption of the German "Stück", itself an abbreviation of Stückfass (formerly written Stückfaß), referring to the volume of a wine cask of around 1000-1200 litres.[1] It was normally used in reference to German wine production.[2][3][4][5][6]

References

  1. ^ Adelung, Johann Christoph (1801). Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart. Vol. 4. Leipzig. pp. 466–467.
  2. ^ Cardarelli, François (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. London: Springer. pp. 46. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.
  3. ^ Gyllenbok, Jan (2018). Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures. Vol. 3. Birkhäuser. p. 2370. ISBN 9783319667126.
  4. ^ Jerrard, H. G. (1986). A Dictionary of Scientific Units: Including dimensionless numbers and scales. Springer Science & Business. p. 178. ISBN 9789401705714.
  5. ^ "WEIGHTS AND MEASURES - NOW AND THEN". orrnamestudy.com. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  6. ^ Bennett, James Arlington (1824). The American System of Practical Book-keeping ...: Exemplified in One Set of Books Kept by Double Entry ... To which are Added Forms of the Most Approved Auxiliary Books; and a Copperplate Engraving, Exhibiting ... the Final Balance of the Leger. Collins & Hannay. p. 167.