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In Britain a measurement (capacity or quantity) for fruits, ashes, charcoal, spices, coal, flour, grain, skins, and vegetables. Specific measures, weights, or counts depended on the products’ physical characteristics. See also food supply and food trades; weights and measures.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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