Lea (cotton)

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In cotton, a length of 120 yards; in worsted 80 yards; in linen 300 yards.

Note:In cotton and worsted these lengths are one-seventh of the standard hank. In determining grist. it was less wasteful to count leas per 1000 grains than hanks per pound (7000 grains).
see also hankflax yarn bundle, the Tex system

Textile Resource (http://www.textile.org.uk)

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