clout

In England, 15th century, a unit of mass for silk, = 4 pounds.

Sources

14 June [1480] From the ship of William Petyte called Christofer of Weymouth
Anthony Odyndale, H[anse], 1 pack of Cologne thread, 1 brl. with 27 clouts Cologne silk, 44 bundles caul silk, £250.

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21 July [1480] From the ship of William Petyte called Christofer of Weymouth
Goswyno Rodynkerk, H[anse], 1 brl. with 63 bundles caul silk, 25 clouts of silk, 5000 tack needles, £294 3s 4d. [The Surveyors Account says 25 clouts of Cologne silk.]

H. S. Cobb, editor.
The Overseas Trade of London. Exchequer Customs Accounts 1480-1.
London Record Society, 1990.
Entry 151, page 45 and entry 187, page 68, respectively.

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