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Re: [TSL] measurement goods
Cynthia Steinhoff <cksteinhoff@gmail.com> on 09/03/2016

John, according to the Oxford Dictionaries web site, the term means "Goods
upon which freight is charged by measurement of bulk rather than by weight.²
This source goes on to give the origin as "Mid 19th century; earliest use
found in American Whig Review.²  Is that in line with when the Sarah was
sailing?  Hereıs the link to this definition:
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/measurement
-goods .

Merriam Webster, another publisher of dictionaries, offers 2 definitions:

1.    cargo or goods charged for carriage by bulk rather than weight
2. 
3.   a cargo measuring less than 40 cubic feet per long ton or weighing less
than 56 pounds per cubic foot
This definition can be found at
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/measurement%20cargo .  Could be
that the latter definition is what is meant in the advertisements, as by a
few days before sailing, there may be limited space remaining for cargo.

Good luck with your research!

Cindy in Maryland 
(Iım a librarian who canıt resist researching a good query!)

From:  THESHIPSLIST
<theshipslist-bounces+cksteinhoff=gmail.com@rootsweb.com> on behalf of John
Goold <jtgoold@hotmail.com>
Date:  Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7:44 AM
To:  "theshipslist@rootsweb.com" <theshipslist@rootsweb.com>
Subject:  [TSL] measurement goods

Hi listers

In my ongoing research of the ship Sarah I have recently come across a
series of advertisements stating that she will accept ³measurement goods
only² in the final days before she was due to sail.
I have tried to google the term ³measurement goods only² but no luck.
Can anyone explain the exact meaning of this term?

John,

Tasmania

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