Converting English Stones into PoundsDate: 9/27/95 at 7:40:33 From: "Simon" Subject: question Could you please tell me what 13 stones (English weight measurement) equates to in pounds ? Thanks very much ! Simon Davis Date: 9/27/95 at 11:55:14 From: Doctor Andrew Subject: Re: question From the Oxford English Dictionary: 14. a. A measure of weight, usually equal to 14 pounds avoirdupois (18 of a hundredweight, or half a quarter), but varying with different commodities from 8 to 24 pounds. The stone of 14 lb. is the common unit used in stating the weight of a man or large animal. (Collective pl. usually stone.) -Doctor Andrew, The Geometry Forum |
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