Wey
Wey Wey, n. [OE. weye, AS. w?ge weight. ????. See {Weight}.] A certain measure of weight. [Eng.] ``A weye of Essex cheese.'' --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

Note: A wey is 6? tods, or 182 pounds, of wool; a load, or five quarters, of wheat, 40 bushels of salt, each weighing 56 pounds; 32 cloves of cheese, each weighing seven pounds; 48 bushels of oats and barley; and from two cwt. to three cwt. of butter. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]


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  • Wey — Wey, v. t. & i. To weigh. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Wey — (spr. weh), engl. Getreidemaß, s. Load; engl. Wollgewicht = 182 Pfund = 82,554 kg …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Wey — Wey,   Volk in Westafrika, Vai.   …   Universal-Lexikon

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