Firlot

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Firlot A 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n firlot The 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Firlot fėr′lot an old Scotch dry measure, the fourth part of a boll.
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Mony words dinna fill the firlot.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
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