Definition of English system

1. Noun. A system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of English System

English roses
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English saddle
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English sonnet
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English sparrow
English springer
English springer spaniel
English strong ale
English studies
English sweating disease
English system (current term)
English teacher
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English walnut
English walnut tree
English wheel
English wheels
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Literary usage of English system

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1. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"The origin and growth of the feudal elements contained Elements in the Old-English system have been already explained. In °5me^.a1' that system the relation ..."

2. English Land and English Landlords: An Enquiry Into the Origin and by George Charles Brodrick (1881)
"CHAPTER I. Reforms to be Effected in the English system of Land Tenure. IT now becomes our duty to consider what modifications of the English Land System ..."

3. Life and Writings of Thomas Paine by Thomas Paine, Daniel Edwin Wheeler (1908)
"THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE English system OF FINANCE "On the verge, ... Those who have hitherto written on the English system of finance (the funding ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"Dr. Seaman refers to the English system as J the complex, irregular and barbarous system now in vogue.' Again, Professor J. II. Gore, of the Society for the ..."

5. Transactions by National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association, Institution of Public Health Engineers (Great Britain) (1890)
"Hence when, under the English system, the power to be transmitted exceeds the ... English system. This system has several disadvantages, among which are p: ..."

6. The Ways and Means of Payment: A Full Analysis of the Credit System, with by Stephen Colwell (1859)
"... principal feature — Mode of operation — Contrasts with the English system — The Scotch system equally effective, and more safe — Failures of banks few, ..."

7. The Early History of English Poor Relief by E M Leonard (1900)
"... efforts of the Privy Council to secure the administration of adequate relief. Three periods in the history of the first making of the English system: ..."

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