# The 'useful' table book for elementary schools

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Page 8 - Troy Weight. 24 grains (gr.) — 1 pennyweight (dwt). 20 pennyweights — 1 ounce (oz.) 12 ounces — 1 pound (Ib.).
Page 9 - SQUARE MEASURE. 144 square inches (sq. in.) make 1 square foot, sq. ft. 9 square feet " 1 square yard, sq. yd. 30| square yards
Page 9 - A hand is a measure of 4 inches, and used in measuring the height of horses. A fathom is 6 feet, and used chiefly in measuring the depth of water. EXAMPLES.
Page 8 - Apothecaries' Weight This is used to some extent in filling prescriptions. The grain, ounce, and pound are the same as in troy weight, but the ounce is divided differently. 20 grains (gr.) = 1 scruple . . . sc. or 3 3 scruples = 1 dram . . . dr. or 3 8 drams = 1 ounce . . . oz. or 5 12 ounces = 1 pound . . . Ib. or Ib Apothecaries...
Page 11 - Divide the given year by 4, and if there be no remainder, it is leap year ; but if 1 , 2, or 3 remain, they shew that it is so many years after leap year.
Page 9 - MEASURE. 1728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot (c. ft.) 27 cubic feet =1 cubic yard (c. yd...
Page 9 - Corna, or BC, make 1 Inch, In. 4 Inches 1 Hand, hd. 12 Inches 1 Foot, ft. 3 Feet 1 Yard, yd. 6 Feet 1 Fathom, Fa. 5 Yards and a half 1 Rod, Pole, or Perch, Po. 40 Poles 1 Furlong, Fu. 8 Furlongs 1 Mile, Mi. 3 Miles - . 1 League, L. 60 Miles 1 Degree, Deg. CLOTH MEASURE. 2 Inches, or in., and a quarter make 1 Nail, N. 4 Nails 1 Qr. of a Yard, qr. 4 Quarters 1 Yard...
Page 8 - TROY WEIGHT. 24 grains, grs. make 1 pennyweight, dwt 20 pennyweights 1 ounce, oz. 12 ounces 1 pound, Ib.
Page 9 - ... roods, or 4840 square yards .... „ 1 acre (ac ) 640 acres