nFirlotA dry measure formerly used in Scotland; the fourth part of a boll of grain or meal. The Linlithgow wheat firlot was to the imperial bushel as 998 to 1000; the barley firlot as 1456 to 1000.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nfirlotThe principal dry measure of the old Scottish system. The standards, from 1621, were the Linlithgow firlots. The wheat firlot, used for wheat, rye, peas, beans, salt, grass-seed, etc., contained 21¼ Scottish pints, or 2,197⅓ cubic inches, equal to Winchester bushels. The barley firlot, used for barley, oats, fruit, potatoes, etc., contained 31 Scottish pints, or 3,205½ cubic inches, equal to 1½ Winchester bushels. But the firlots in actual use were from 1 to 7 per cent, larger than the standards. The firlot was also used in the Isle of Man.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
nFirlotfėr′lot an old Scotch dry measure, the fourth part of a boll.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot., the fourth part of a boll of grain, from a word equiv. to E. four + lot, part, portion. See Firkin