fascicule

In France, 18th – 19th centuries, the quantity which a person could carry in two arms, as of wood, grain on the stalk, herbs or flowers.

Chomel (1740).

sources

1

Note, That by Parts is to be understood a Pugil; which is no more than one does usually take up between the Thumb and the two next Fingers. By Fascicule a reasonable full Grip, or Handful.

J[ohn] E[velyn].
Acetaria. A Discourse of Sallets.
London: Printed for B. Tooke, 1699.

2

FASCICULE, s. m. T. de Pharmacie. La quantité d'herbes, de plantes que l'on peut porter sous le bras.

Institut de France.
Dictionnaire de L'Académie Française. 6ed. Vol 1.
Paris: Imprimerie et Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères, 1835.
Page 733.

3

FASCICULE (fa-ssi-ku-l'), s. m. || 1* Terme de pharmacie. Quantité de plantes qu'on peut embrasser avec un bras ployé contre la hanche; on l'évalue à douze poignées.

E[mile] Littre.
Dictionnaire de la Langue Française. v2.
Paris: Librarie Hachette et Cie, 1883.
Page 1621.

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