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Size of Ale (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Size of Ale

Half a pint. Size of bread and cheese; a certain quantity. Sizings: Cambridge term for the college allowance from the buttery, called at Oxford battles.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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