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pollum (plural pollums)
- (metrology, obsolete) A historic unit of weight used in India, equal to 1 ounce plus 3.25 drams.
- 1799 April 1, James Anderson, Recreations in Agriculture, Natural-History, Arts, and Miscellaneous Literature, page 6:
- For this kind of work, and for the quantity of lime above mentioned, about ten pollums (the pollum ten pagodas weight) of sugar is commonly used.
- 1831, P. Kelly, The Universal Cambist and Commercial Instructor:
- In the District south of Quilon to Tavallay, a Five Pollum weight is used for weighing cotton, thread, tamarinds, jagherry, &c. which weight answers to 5848.3 gr. and is thus divided […]
- indefinite dative plural of polli
- indefinite dative plural of pollur