Fotmal
Fotmal Fot"mal, n. (Com.) Seventy pounds of lead.

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  • Fotmal — (also called fotmæl, fotmel, votmel, etc.) Length. One foot (foot length, foot print or foot space). Weight. About 70 pounds of lead. (Definitions varied between 70 and 72. Weight also depended upon material.) A thirtieth of a fother. A fifth of… …   Medieval glossary

  • fotmal —    a traditional English unit of weight for lead. In medieval England the fotmal was equal to 70 mercantile pounds, which is equivalent to 72 avoirdupois pounds …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • fotmal — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fother — (also called fodder, foder, fodur, cart load, load, wain, waine, wey, etc.): Weight. A cart load. About 19½ hundredweight, dependent upon material. Also, six sacks where each sack is five fotmal. Volume. 40 bushels or 320 gallons. Also, lots of,… …   Medieval glossary

  • Last — 2 wey. Definitions varied, usually about 2 tons, or 60 fotmal, or 80 bushels, or 640 gallons …   Medieval glossary

  • Sack — Weight. Five fotmal (of lead) …   Medieval glossary

  • Votmel — Weight. About 70 pounds of lead. See: Fotmal …   Medieval glossary

  • Wain — (also called cart load, load, wain, etc.): Weight. See: Cart load. About 19½ hundredweight, dependent upon material. Also, six sacks where each sack is five fotmal. Also, lots of, a large quantity, a huge amount, etc …   Medieval glossary

  • Wey — Weight or volume. See: Cart load. About 19½ hundredweight, dependent upon material. Also, 320 gallons, or 40 bushels, or 30 fotmal …   Medieval glossary

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