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cubit: the distance from the elbow to the extended fingertip
digit: the subdivisions of a cubit, supposed to be a finger's breadth
span: the distance covered with the palms of the hand
mina: the earliest known unit of weight
finger: the basic unit of length
olympic cubit: the equivalent of twenty-four fingers
talent: the basic unit of weight
metrites: the basic unit of liquid measure
Shih: the basic unit of weight, ____/Tan
Chih: the basic unit of length, ____/Chang
libra: the medieval unit of weight
Roman mile: the unit of measure for distance with varying number of feet and yards
pinte: the basic unit of liquid measure
quart: the basic unit of dry measure similar to the modern English quart
inch: length of 3 Barley corns
foot: length equivalent to 12 inches
yard: the standard unit of length equal to 3 feet
perch: equivalent to 5.5 yards
acre: 4 rods wide by 40 rods long
furlong: standardized as one-eighth of a mile
English pound: a troy weight
avoirdupols: used for goods that had to be weighed
stone: a multiple of the English pound
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equivalent to 5.5 yards
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the unit of measure for distance with varying number of feet and yards
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the earliest known unit of weight
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4 rods wide by 40 rods long
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the equivalent of twenty-four fingers
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the basic unit of weight, ____/Tan
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standardized as one-eighth of a mile
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the subdivisions of a cubit, supposed to be a finger's breadth
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the basic unit of liquid measure
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the medieval unit of weight
Down:
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the basic unit of liquid measure
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the distance from the elbow to the extended fingertip
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a multiple of the English pound
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the distance covered with the palms of the hand
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the basic unit of weight
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a troy weight
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length of 3 Barley corns
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used for goods that had to be weighed
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the basic unit of length, ____/Chang
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the basic unit of dry measure similar to the modern English quart