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In Orkney, 15ᵗʰ – 18ᵗʰ centuries, a unit of mass, = ¹⁄₄₈th of a barrel = 7½ marks. From the Norse kanna. It gradually increased in magnitude from 3.75 to 5.63 Scots pounds.
Oppressions of the Sixteenth Century in the Islands of Orkney and Zetland from Original Documents.
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