from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A unit of weight used around the Baltic, varying at different times and places: in Denmark, 17.4 pounds avoirdupois; in Sweden, 18.7 pounds; at Riga, 18.4 pounds.


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  • When he had added up all the pounds for a month, he found it came to a lispound.



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  • A unit of weight used in the Baltic trade and in Orkney and Shetland, varying at different periods and in different localities from 12 to 30 pounds.

    October 15, 2008