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Name Term description
Name Mark or merk Term description

A silver coin worth 13 shillings 4 pence (or two-thirds of a pound) Scots, and therefore just over shilling sterling at the time of the Union; common also as a unit of valuation of land, as in 'the two merklands of ault extent of Glaur'.

Name Mutchkin Term description

A unit of liquid measure. A mutchkin was equivalent to 4 gills, half a chopin, or a quarter of a Scots pint. For more information, see our guide to weights and measures.

Name Mile Term description

A unit of distance. A Scots mile was the equivalent to 8 furlongs (Scots measurements of distance were slightly larger than the analogous Imperial measurements). For more information, see our guide to weights and measures.