in Commerce, a kind of Measure, containing an uncertain Quantity of several Commodities. See MEASURE.
A Chest of Sugar, v.g. contains from 10 to 15 hundred Weight: A Chest of Glass, from 200 to 300 Foot; of Castle Soap, from 2½ to 3 hundred Weight; of Indigo, from 1½ to 2 hundred Weight; five Score to the hundred.
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