Stane (mass)

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A stane or stane wecht (Inglis: stone or stone weight) is a unit o mass in the Inglis and imperial system o wechts an measures uised in the Unitit Kinrick, Ireland. A stane uises the symbol '''st''' an is equal tae 14 pund avoirdupois (aboot 6.35 kg).[1] In SI units it is equal tae 6.35 kilogram. The stane is aften uised in the Unitit Kinrick an Ireland whan speakin but wis prohibitit for purposes o commerce in the Unitit Kinrick bi the Weights and Measures Act of 1985[2] and in Ireland bi legislation in response tae the same EU directive.[3]

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  1. "stone", Concise Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 1964.
  2. "Weights and Measures Act 1985", Legislation.gov.uk, retrieved 25 September 2014
  3. "S.I. No. 235/1983 - European Communities ((Units of Measurement) Regulations, 1983". electronic Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 7 October 2020.