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- n. A quantity of wares, such as raw silk, of approximately one to three hundredweights.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A quantity of wares, as raw silk, etc., from one hundred weight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A quantity of wares, as raw silk, etc., from 1 hundredweight to 2 3/4 hundredweights.
Compare Italian fagotto, fangotto, a bundle. Compare fagot. (Wiktionary)