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- n. An old Scottish dry measure, equal to 16 bolls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A caldron. [North. Eng.]
- n. The Scotch form of chaldron. The Scotch chalder was nearly 12 quarters Winchester measure, or 16 bolls of corn.
- n. Nautical, a rudder-band or gudgeon.
- n. Same as chaldrick.
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But his farmers liked him, knowing him to be an easy man with those who had been really unfortunate, for he knew to what the year's crops of each had amounted, to a single chalder and head of nowt.
Eighty chalders of coals, at four shillings and twopence a chalder, suffices throughout the whole year; and because coal will not burn without wood, says the household book, sixty-four loads of great wood are also allowed, at twelvepence a load. (p. 22.)
The duty per chalder, Newcastle measure, was five shillings in foreign bottoms, and three in British bottoms, but the duty was not collected on coal sent to the British plantations or Ireland.
The making so many fires, as above, did indeed consume an unusual quantity of coals; and that upon one or two stops of the ships coming up, whether by contrary weather or by the interruption of enemies I do not remember, but the price of coals was exceeding dear, even as high as 4 a chalder; but it soon abated when the ships came in, and as afterwards they had a freer passage, the price was very reasonable all the rest of that year.
Along with two (mall bolls of wheats value a o o One chalder of barley, value in money xa 00