Agricultural Surveying; A Practical Treatise

Agricultural Surveying; A Practical Treatise

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... work. A square of thatching, slating, roofing, flooring, and partitioning are each = 100 square feet. Avoirdupois Weight. For all goods sold by weight, except gold, silver, and jewels. Marked. drs. 16 drams = 1 ounce. oz. 16 ounces = 1 pound. lb. 28 pounds = 1 quarter. qrs. 4 quarters = 1 hundredweight. cwt. 20 hundredweight = 1 ton, t. 14 lbs. = 1 stone, 8 stones or 112 lbs. = 1 cwt. Drams. Ounce 16 = 1 Pound. 256 = 16 = 1 Qr. 7168 = 448 = 28 = 1 Cwt. 28872 = 1792 = 112 = 4=1 Ton. 573440 = 35840 = 2240 = 80 = 20 = 1 G The pound avoirdupois is declared by statute equal to 7,000 troy grains. Therefore 7000 lbs. troy = 5760 lbs. avoir, or 175 = 144 and 175 oz. = 192 oz. Hay and Straip.--36 lbs. of straw = 1 truss, 56 lbs. of old hay or 60 lbs. of new hay = 1 truss, and 36 trusses = 1 load; but straw and hay are generally sold by the stone or cwt. The hay of any year is considered new till the 1st of September. Wool Weight.--7 lbs. = 1 clove, 2 cloves = 1 stone, 2 stones = 1 tod, 6J tods or 182 lbs. = 1 wey, 2 weys or 364 lbs. = 1 sack, 12 sacks = 1 last; 20 lbs. = 1 score, 12 scores = 1 pack. Solid Or Cubic Measure. In solid measure, length, breadth, and thickness are taken. Thus 1 foot, or 12 inches long X 12 inches broad X 12 inches deep = 1,728 solid inches = 1 solid or cubic foot, &c. 40 solid feet of rough or 50 solid feet of hewn timber = 1 load. Measures Of Capacity (For both liquid and dry goods). 'Marked. gl. 4 gills = 1 pint, pts. 2 pints =: I quart, qt. 4 quarts = 1 gallon, gall. 2 gallons = 1 peck, pks. 4 pecks = 1 bushel, bush. 8 bushels = 1 quarter, qr. 42 gallons = 1 tierce, 63 gallons = 1 hogshead (hhd.), 84 gallons = 1 puncheon, 126 gallons = 1 pipe, 252 gallons = 1 tun. The weights and...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633075
  • 9781236633071