fotmal

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From Middle English fotmal, from Old English fōtmǣl (step by step, literally foot-measure), equivalent to foot +‎ -meal[1] . See footmeal.

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fotmal (plural fotmals)

  1. (obsolete) An old English unit of weight of 70 pounds, used particularly for lead

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "fotmal, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1891.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English fōtmǣl

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fōtmāl

  1. (Medieval) fotmal, a unit of 70 pounds
    • c. 1300, Tractatus de Ponderibus et Mensuris
      carrus plumbi constat ex triginta fotmallis
      The cartload of lead is formed from thirty fotmals.