Kan - Weights and Measures

Weights and Measures

  • Catty, or kan (斤), a Chinese unit of weight equal to 16 tael
  • A Japanese unit of mass, equal to 1,000 momme (kan (貫) or kanme (貫目))

Read more about this topic:  Kan

Famous quotes containing the words measures and/or weights:

    One point in my public life: I did all I could for the reform of the civil service, for the building up of the South, for a sound currency, etc., etc., but I never forgot my party.... I knew that all good measures would suffer if my Administration was followed by the defeat of my party. Result, a great victory in 1880. Executive and legislature both completely Republican.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    ... the prevalent custom of educating young women only for marriage, and not for the duties and responsibilities consequent on marriage—only for appendages and dead weights to husbands—of bringing them up without an occupation, profession, or employment, and thus leaving them dependent on anyone but themselves—is an enormous evil, and an unpardonable sin.
    Harriot K. Hunt (1805–1875)