weight

See also wey.

Thus in the south of Ireland potatoes are sold by the unit of 21 lbs., which consequently is termed a weight, and instead of speaking of so many stones or hundredweights, everyone speaks of a weight of potatoes.

William Ridgeway.
The Origin of Metallic Currency and Weight Standards.
Cambridge (UK): Cambridge Univ. Press, 1892.
Page 358.

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