A unit of count, ? – 19th century, throughout Germany, Denmark, and Sweden = 80.
In Wales, 19th century, a unit of length applied to Welsh flannel, = 12 feet 10 inches. There are about 40 walls to a piece.
Simmonds (1892, page 506)
A "piece" of flannel consists of about 40 walls (sometimes less or more); a wall is a certain measure containing l2 feet 10 inches.
Welsh Flannel Trade.
Extract from Letter written by William Augustus Miles, Esq., dated December, 1837. Communicated by Joseph Fletcher, Esq.
Journal of the Statistical Society of London, vol. 1, page 105 (June 1837).
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