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 for Puncheon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Puncheon \Punch"eon\, n. [F. poin[,c]on awl, bodkin, crown,
     king-post, fr. L. punctio a pricking, fr. pungere to prick.
     See Pungent, and cf. Punch a tool, Punction.]
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     1. A figured stamp, die, or punch, used by goldsmiths,
        cutlers, etc.
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     2. (Carp.) A short, upright piece of timber in framing; a
        short post; an intermediate stud. --Oxf. Gloss.
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     3. A split log or heavy slab with the face smoothed; as, a
        floor made of puncheons. [U.S.] --Bartlett.
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     4. [F. poin[,c]on, perh. the same as poin[,c]on an awl.] A
        cask containing, sometimes 84, sometimes 120, gallons.
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