In Denmark, ? — 18ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass or capacity, depending on the commodity. It represents a cart-load.
bondelæs -- farmer's cart-load.
borgerlæs -- town cart-load.
|Sources||Period||mass of 1 læs in lispund|
|army fodder purchases||1789-1792||32|
|estate account books||1745-1799||32|
|chief of police, Copenhagen||1802||36||24|
Lastly, in some account books “læs” appears to have been used as an abbreviation for “læst”.
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