a traditional Scottish unit of volume equal to 4 Scots pecks.
   This is about 36.3 liters for wheat, peas, or beans, or about 48.6 liters for oats or barley. The firlot corresponds closely to the U.S. and British bushel.

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  • Firlot — Fir lot, n. [Scot., the fourth part of a boll of grain, from a word equiv. to E. four + lot part, portion. See {Firkin}.] A dry measure formerly used in Scotland; the fourth part of a boll of grain or meal. The Linlithgow wheat firlot was to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Firlot — Firlot, ehemaliges Getreidemaß in Schottland, 1 F. Gerste (Malz, Hafer, Früchte u. Kartoffeln) = 52,52628 Litres; 1 F. Weizen (Roggen, Erbsen, Bohnen, Futterkörner u. Salz) = 36,00592 Litres …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Firlot — (spr. förlŏt), früheres schott. Fruchtmaß = 36,006 Lit., auch für weißes Salz, aber abweichend zu 31 schottischen Flüssigkeits Pints = 52,526 L. für Gerste, Malz, Hafer, Kartoffeln und Obst …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Firlot — (spr. för ), älteres schott. Trockenmaß für Weizen, Roggen, Erbsen, Bohnen, Futterkörner und weißes Salz = 36 l, für Gerste, Hafer, Kartoffeln, Obst = 52,526 l …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Firlot — Das Firlot war ein schottisches Hohlmaß, wobei ein Biermaß und ein Getreidemaß unterschieden wurden. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Biermaß 2 Getreidemaß 3 Literatur 4 Einzelnachweise …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Firlot — In Scotland, the firlot was a dry measure used until the introduction of Imperial units by the Weights and Measures Act 1824. By an Act of the Scottish Parliament of 1617, the commissioners firlot of Linlithgow was made the standard for the whole …   Wikipedia

  • firlot — ˈfi(ə)rlət, ˈfər noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English ferlot, from Old Norse fjōrthi hlotr fourth part, from fjōrthi fourth + hlotr part; akin to Old English fēortha fourth and Old English hlot lot more at fourth, lot 1. : any of various old… …   Useful english dictionary

  • firlot — noun A measure of capacity, once used for corn etc, equal to four pecks …   Wiktionary

  • firlot — fir·lot …   English syllables

  • Obsolete Scottish units of measurement — Scotland had a distinct system of measures and weights until at least the late 18th century, based on the ell as a unit of length, the stone as a unit of mass and the boll and the firlot as units of dry measure. This official system coexisted… …   Wikipedia

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