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Name Term description
Name Firlot Term description

A unit of dry capacity, which varied from place to place and depending on what was being measured. A firlot was equivalent to 4 pecks, or a quarter of a boll. For more information, see our guide on weights and measures.

Name Forpet Term description

A unit of dry capacity, which varied from place to place and depending on what was being measured. Also known as a lippie. For more information, see our guide on weights and measures.

Name Furlong Term description

A unit of distance. A Scots furlong was equivalent to 10 chains. Scots measurements of distance were slightly larger than the analogous Imperial measurements. For more information, see our guide to weights and measures.

Name Foot Term description

A unit of distance. A foot was equal to 12 inches. Scots units of measuring distance were slightly larger than their analogous Imperial measurements. For more information, see our guide to weights and measures.

Name Fall Term description

A unit of square measurement equal to 36 ells. For more information, see our guide to weights and measures.