In colonial New York, 17ᵗʰ century, an anglicized form of the Dutch schepel, a unit of dry capacity, about 27.8 liters (3.16 U. S. pecks).
Richard M. Lederer, Jr.
Colonial American English. A Glossary.
Essex, Connecticut: A Verbatim Book, 1985.
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