The standard pound Avoirdupois is the weight of 27.7015 cuhic inches distilled water at temperature and barometer named,and weighed in the air. 1 gallon of ale, - - weighs 10.05 lbs. 1 gallon of sperm oil, - " 1 gallon of linseed oil, - - " 1 gallon of proof spirits, - " 1 gallon of spirits of turpentine, " 7i lbs. 7i lbs. 7lbs.and 15 oz. 7 lbs. and 5 oz.
Over three-eights of the words in the English lan guage are derived from the Latin, over one-fourth from the French, about one-tenth from the Saxon, and a little less from the Greek. The indebtedness to other languages is small.