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How many pounds ina stone?

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Imperial Units (Weights and Measures)Edit

14lbs make one stone.

History Edit

The Imperial system started as a roman unit as Latin. Pondus meaning weight and abbreviated as lb, again Latin for libra, meaning scales or balance. Currently the British have converted to the Metric system using Kilos.

Variation Edit

There are also other forms of pound, such as troy, tower, Avoirdupois, London etc. Some exist still and others are just for historical use and comparison. There are also variation for gold, wax and wool.

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