Firlot

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.

Origin: Scot, the fourth part of a boll of grain, from a word equiv. To E. Four _ lot part, portion. See firkin.


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