from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Indian weight about equal to 1 ounce, 17 pennyweights, 12 grains troy, in the Bengal bazaars, used as a liquid measure.
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[Footnote 1: Flour.] [Footnote 2: A chittack = 2 ounces.] [Footnote 3: A kind of pea.] [Footnote 4: Clarified butter.] [Footnote 5: A seer = 2 lb.] *****
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