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The measures of Sebastião
The measures for liquids of King Sebastião
In the case of liquids, the law also establishes the measurement standards, all of which had to follow the Lisbon standards: meio almude(…) the almude of wine does not have more than twelve canadas in all places of my Realms, and as declared above; and the measures of olive oil and of other liquids will also be called: almude : half-almude : canada : half-canada : quartilho : half-quartilho : which measures I order to be made standards equal to the correct volumes, as now used in the City of Lisbon; (…)canadas meias canadas
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