trug

In England, a unit of capacity for grain. Rogers¹ says it is ¹⁄₁₂ of a seam, but Worlidge (1704) says

or Trugg of corn; being a measure of two bushels, and we find Truga frumenti mentioned in the Black Book of Hereford, for such a Measure of Wheat; and at Lemster to this day the Vicar has Trug-corn, allowed him for officiating at some Chapells of ease within that Parish.

As the seam was in use in England before the bushel was introduced by the Norman invasion, it may be that the trug was an Anglo-Saxon measure that later became 2 bushels.

1. James E. Thorold Rogers.
A History of Agriculture and Prices in England. Vol I.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1866.

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