frail

According to Worlidge (1704), “about 75 pounds” of raisins. Possibly not a unit.

sources

1

Schedule of murage chargeable on divers goods.

for a frail of figs and raisins 1d.;

Reginald R. Sharpe, editor.
Calendar of Letter-Books Preserved among the Archives of the City of London at the Guildhall.
Letter-Book H. Circa A.D. 1375-1399.

London: Printed by John Edward Francis, 1907.
Page 297.
Probably written 1386.

2

FRAYLE of figs. A basket in which figs are brought from Spain and other parts. Minshew derives the word from Lat. fragilis; Skinner from the Italian fragli, the knots and folding of the flags with which it is made. No doubt the name is owing to the language of that place from whence they are brought; Et in uno frayle ficuum iii. sol. iv. den.*

White Kennett.
Parochial Antiquities Attempted in the History of Ambrosden, Burcester, and other adjacent Parts of the Counties of Oxford and Bucks. vol. 2.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1818. (First published in 1695.)
Unpaged glossary.

*a quote from an account book covering the year 1425-1416, reproduced on page 255 of vol. 2 of Kennett.

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