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Smithfield stone

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Smithfield (a London meat market) + stone

Calculated on the basis that for every 14lb (1 standard stone) of livestock purchased, 8lb (1 Smithfield stone) of saleable meat are produced.

NounEdit

Smithfield stone (plural Smithfield stone)

  1. (obsolete) A British unit of weight used in the meat trade, equal to 8 pounds (avoirdupois).