In Indonesia, 20th century, a unit of mass, approximately 15.44 gram. From the Dutch.
United Nations 1966.
In the Netherlands and Belgium, the name given to 10 grams when those countries adopted the metric system in 1816 and 1820 respectively. Also called a gros. The lood had previously been = ¹/₃₂ Amsterdam pond, about 15.44 grams.
(UN 1966) records the lood as a unit of mass in the Netherlands = 10 kilograms. This entry does not appear in the 1955 edition. We suspect a data entry error for = 10 grams.
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