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  • a large tank or tub used to hold liquid, especially in industry
  • place or treat in a vat
  • value added tax
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I tucked into a vat of some of the best seafood chowder I’ve had for a long while, complete with huge chunks of fish.

Shakespeare’s Falstaff admitted that he sold his soul for Madeira wine, and so fond of it was the Duke of Clarence that, faced with execution, he chose to be drowned instead in a vat of Malmsey - the sweetest of all Mardeiras.

a vat of hot tar

The remake of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory was thrown into chaos on Wednesday when a worker dropped a $540,000 camera lens in a vat of chocolate.

Because of a faulty rail, he fell into a vat of boiling liquid and died three weeks later from his burns.

A furniture stripper who fell into a vat of caustic soda has regained consciousness with his sight intact.

A man who was so sure he would die after falling into a vat of caustic soda that he drew up his will is now recovering at home with his wife

The mud bubbled and boiled like a vat of steaming oil.

In the small town of Seligman, we had a prodigious breakfast at Lilo’s Cafe: eggs over-easy, hash-browns, sausage and bacon and a vat of coffee.

The Gaelic brands are the blended whisky Te Bheag, the lighter blend Mac Na Mara, and the eight-year-old vatted malt Poit Dhubh.

The factory held three or four bonded warehouses, administrative offices, a bottling plant, a small cooperage, and an enormous vatting and blending operation.

He said that in over a century of holding Guinness, the vats had taken on an unmatchable colouring.

But she said people like the natural vat dyes better, such as indigofera, morinda fruit and root, cashew leaf and teak.

In both wine- and beer-making, initial fermentation occurs in large vats, allowing the carbon dioxide to bubble off.

Specifically, the milk flows into one of nine automated cheese vats, each producing a vat of cheese every 20 minutes.

Called Raspberry Tart Ale, it introduces Oregon raspberries to the brew which is then fermented spontaneously in large oak vats, giving this liquid dessert incredible color and bouquet.

The clothes he wore for the video for their first single cost $2,000, yet look for all the world like someone just dipped him in vats of various coloured dyes (not an opinion he shared).

Other indirect dyes, including vat dyes and sulfur dyes, are insoluble in water.

The group tried to change the formula for its Cardhu brand last year from a single malt (the product of one distillery) to a vatted malt (the product of a number of distilleries), while retaining the same name.

On the face of it, Diageo’s decision to change its Cardhu single malt into a vatted or pure malt seems no big deal.

The little factory diversified into selling soda crystals to local dairy factories - the crystals were used to sterilise vats.

The last own label whisky I tasted from Asda was awful, but this vatted Islay (a mixture from several distilleries, though they’re not saying which) is faultless in quality and price.

As part of his job fitting engines in ships he used to have to mix asbestos in big vats.

The SWA is worried producers may have to reveal secrets about each individual spirit that goes into blended whiskies and vatted malts.

To mark its 175th anniversary, Talisker is issuing a limited edition, specially vatted malt from a few carefully selected casks.