A peck loaf weighs
A half-peck loaf...
A quartern loaf

A firkin of butter is in Ireland

MISCELLANEOUS.

lb. oz.

17 6i 8 11 4 5

lbs. Bushel of coal ... ... 64

Hundredweight of potatoes ... 120

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Ton of potatoes
Thousand of quills .
Hundred of walnuts.
Paper, a quire

a ream

a bundle

40 bushels ... 1200 ... 120 24 sheets 20 quires 2 reams

36 trusses

36 lbs.

56 „

60 „

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Barrel of anchovies ...

butter

candles

Fotheroflead
Gallon of train oil
Stone of iron or shot ...

glass ...

meat (London)

(country)

cheese...

hemp

fish

Gallon of flour

A standard gallon contains 10 lbs. avoirdupois of distilled water.

A weigh of cheese, 256 lbs.

Herrings are measured by the barrel of 26J or eran of 37§ gallons.

Flour, peck or stone ... ... ... ... 14 pounds.

bushel ... ... ... ... 56 „

boll of 10 pecks or stones ... ... ... 140 „

sack of 2 bolls or 5 bushels ... ... 280 „

—- barrel ... ... ... ... 196 „

Oranges, lemons, corks, and a few other articles, are often sold by the gross; nails, tacks, &c, have six score to the hundred.

An imperial gallon of whale or seal oil should weigh 9 lbs., or sperm oil, 8 lbs. 10 ounces.

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FRENCH WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. Their Metre is 39J English inches—their Hectare is 247 acres, the Are (jj5 of Hectare) about 4 perches—the Litre is 022 gallon, the Hectolitre (100 Litres) 22'8 gallons—the Kilogramme 2-205 lbs. av. (See French Weights and Measures, pages 59 60.)

FitENCH WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, &e.

{Compiledfor Bradsham's Diary, from Weale's Rudimentary Series of Weights and Measures).

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Tne FOPtTLA.TIOM' of the different Counties of ENGLAND and "WALES in 1861.

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POPULATION of some of the Principal Countries in the World.

(From Martin's Statesman's Tear Book.)

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t This Tabular statement is taken from the census of 1861. It is exclusive of the Army serving abroad and in Ireland, and of the Navy and Merchant Seamen absent at sea.

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