Wey

Wey

(?), n. [OE. weye, AS. wge weight. . See Weight.] A certain measure of weight. [Eng.] "A weye of Essex cheese." Piers Plowman.
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A wey is 6 tods, or 182 pounds, of wool; a load, or five quarters, of wheat, 40 bushels of salt, each weighing 56 pounds; 32 cloves of cheese, each weighing seven pounds; 48 bushels of oats and barley; and from two cwt. to three cwt. of butter. Simmonds.
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