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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). 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 and in Ireland bi legislation in response tae the same EU directive.
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- "stone", Concise Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 1964.
- "Weights and Measures Act 1985", Legislation.gov.uk, retrieved 25 September 2014
- "S.I. No. 235/1983 - European Communities ((Units of Measurement) Regulations, 1983". electronic Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 7 October 2020.