Cloff
Cloff Cloff (kl[o^]f; 115), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] Formerly an allowance of two pounds in every three hundred weight after the tare and tret are subtracted; now used only in a general sense, of small deductions from the original weight. [Written also {clough}.] --McCulloch. [1913 Webster]

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