The length of one corn of barley, where three corns was about one inch.
Traditionally the length of a palm with the thumb tucked in, or about 3 inches.
Width of the hand with outstretched thumb, 6 1/2 inches before the year 1066, 6 inches thereafter.
10. Knight’s Fee
A somewhat arbitrary amount of land that a knight would need to sustain not only himself, but his esquires, horses, equipment, and supplies in times of war.
Two mouthfuls, or 1 fluid ounce. Also known as a shot.
Large barrels typically for storing alcohol, a hogshead of wine is equivalent to 63 US gallons, while a hogshead of beer is 54 gallons.