crannock

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crannock (plural crannocks)

  1. An old Irish measure of corn equivalent to the quarter. The crannock of oats appears to contain two quarters, as sometimes occurs with its English equivalent.
    • 1795 John Ash, The New and Complete Dictionary of the English Language, 2nd edition, volume 1
      Cran'nock (s.) An ancient measure of corn.
    • 1866 James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, p. 167.
      In Ireland the crannock is used instead of the quarter. It is, however, plainly identical with it, being divided into the same number of bushels and pecks.