læs

In Denmark, a unit of mass or capacity, depending on the commodity. It represents a cart-load.

bondelæs -- farmer's cart-load.

borgerlæs -- town cart-load.

hay
Sources Period mass of 1 læs in lispund
large small
decrees 1716-1727 30  
army fodder purchases 1789-1792 32  
estate account books 1745-1799 32  
chief of police, Copenhagen 1802 36 24

 

long straw for thatching
    in travers  
    3  
    10  

Lastly, in some account books “læs” appears to have been used as an abbreviation for “læst”.

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