pherá [Bengali]

In India, ? – 19th century,

Pherá, Beng. ( ) A vessel of a square shape used for measuring lime, sand, and other dry substances : in the salt works a square box containing about a maund of dry salt and 50 to 60 sirs of moist salt, used to measure the daily produce of each boiler.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 417.

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