Friday, 7 November 2014

A Barrel of Laughs

OED caught my eye one day
With a word I barely remember
It sent me questing Wikipedia
Uniting thoughts I ought dismember

Seeking detailed revelation
As words come rolling of one's tongue
How the state of casks and vessels
Protect your lading with a bung

Ullage is from history drawn
When filling Vats required a bunghole
Ullage there as portion of air
Avoiding spillage through the plughole

Taxman's eyes for declarations
On matters of vacant places
Agreed that space above the low rim
Is unworthy  of his chases

On matters stated in between
Averting impractical pouring’s
If air and waste are absent of taste
That’s Ullage tax-free reassuring

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