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  • n. Formerly an allowance of two pounds in every three hundredweight after the tare and tret are subtracted; now used only in a general sense, of small deductions from the original weight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Formerly an allowance of two pounds in every three hundred weight after the tare and tret are subtracted; now used only in a general sense, of small deductions from the original weight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In com.: Formerly, an allowance of 2 pounds in every 3 hundredweight on certain goods, after the tare and tret were taken, that the weight might hold out in retailing.
  • n. Now, in England, any deduction or allowance from the gross weight. Also written clough.

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