previously an allowance of two weight in almost every three hundredweight after the tare and tret tend to be subtracted; today used only in a general good sense, of small deductions through the original body weight.
Formerly an allowance of two weight in just about every 300 weight following the tare and tret tend to be subtracted; today used only in a general feeling, of little deductions from the initial fat.
In com.: Formerly, an allowance of 2 pounds in every 3 hundredweight on specific items, after the tare and tret had been taken, that body weight might hold out in selling.
Now, in England, any deduction or allowance from gross fat. In addition written clough.