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The Academy of Armory

Randle Holmes.
The Academy of Armory, or, a storehouse of armory and blazon: containing the several variety of created beings, and how born in coats of arms, both foreign and domestick : with the instruments used in all trades and sciences, together with their terms of art : also the etymologies, definitions, and historical observations on the same, explicated and explained according to our modern language : very usefel [sic] for all gentlemen, scholars, divines, and all such as desire any knowledge in arts and sciences.
Chester [England]: Printed for the author, 1688.

Part III, Chapter 9, page 385

Glasiers Terms of Art

Load of Glas, is 2 Kribbs.

Krib, is 100 or 150 Foot of cut Glas.

A Case of Glas, is 16 Bunches of broad Glas.

An Halfe Case, is 8 Bunches.

A Bunch of Glas, is 3 Tables.

A Table, is a broad peece of Glas neere a yard, some more square. it is also called a Tablet.

A Quarry of Glas, is a square peece (of any size from twenties to twelves as they call them) set Arras like with the point upright.

[Another half page of terms of art follows, but without any sizing information.]

 

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