Faust [German]

In Lower Austria, a unit of length used to measure the height of horses, = 4 Zoll each of 4 Strich. Article 4 of the law¹ establishing the metric system in Austria specified that the Faust was equivalent to 10.53602 centimeters.

Nelkenbrecher (1890), page 859.

1. Gesetz of 23 July 1871, R.G.B 1872, No. 16. The law is reproduced in, for example,
Georg Thaa.
Das Mass- und Gewichtwesen und der Richdienst in Österreich.
Volume 13 of Taschenausgabe de Österreichischen Gesetze.
Vienna: Munz'sche k. u. k. Hof- Verlags- und Universitats-Buchhandlung, 1900.

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