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old weights and measures

Gill one quarter of a pint (same as a noggin)
Noggin one quarter of a pint (same as a gill)
Peck two gallons
Bushel 8 gallons
Firkin 9 gallons or 40 litres
Kilderkin 18 gallons
Barrel 36 gallons
Hogshead 52 gallons (only a puncheon and a butt is bigger)
Puncheon 70 gallons (only smaller than a butt)
Butt 108 - 124 gallons (the biggest)
Barleycorn 3 to an inch
Cable Unit of length, at sea. Defined as 1 tenth of a nautical mile.
Chain Unit of length, equal to 22 yards, which is the length of a cricket pitch
Ell The English ell should be taken as 45 inches
Fathom Unit of length, or rather depth, equal to 6 feet.
Furlong Unit of length, equal to 220 yards, or 10 chains. There are 8 furlongs to the mile.
League Equal to 3 miles
Mile Unit of length, equal to 1760 yards, or 8 furlongs
Perch Old unit of length - same as rod and pole. 16.5 feet.
Rope Obscure unit of length - equal to 20 feet.
Created by: mikerag