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Wey

Definitions

  • The Wey above Peperharow
    The Wey above Peperharow
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wey A certain measure of weight.☞ A wey is 6 tods, or 182 pounds, of wool; a load, or five quarters, of wheat, 40 bushels of salt, each weighing 56 pounds; 32 cloves of cheese, each weighing seven pounds; 48 bushels of oats and barley; and from two cwt. to three cwt. of butter. "A weye of Essex cheese."
    • v. t. & i Wey To weigh.
    • n Wey Way; road; path.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Mill on the Wey, between Pyrford and Ripley Mill on the Wey, between Pyrford and Ripley

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wey A unit of weight, 14 stone according to the old statute de ponderihus. But a wey of wool is 6½ tods, or 13 stone; locally, 30, 30½, or 31 pounds. A wey of hemp was 30 pounds in Somersetshire, 32 pounds in Dorsetshire, being 8 heads of 4 pounds, twisted and tied. A statute of 1430 declares that cheese shall not be weighed by the ouncel, but by the wey of 32 cloves, each clove, of 7 pounds, except in Essex, where it is 256 pounds, or 32 cloves of 7½ pounds. But locally it was 3 hundredweight, or 416 pounds.
    • n wey Hence A unit of measure, properly 40 bushels. So a statute of George III. makes a wey of salt one ton, which is 40 bushels. But another statute of the same monarch makes a wey of meal 48 bushels of 84 pounds each; and in Devonshire a wey of lime, coals, or culm was sometimes 48 double Winchester bushels. So in South Wales a wey of coals is 6, not 5, chaldrons.
    • n wey An amount of window-glass—60 cases.
    • wey Obsolete spellings of weigh.
    • n wey An obsolete form of way.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wey a measure or weight differing with different articles=182 lb. wool, 40 bushels salt or corn, 48 bushels oats, &c.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. weye, AS. weight. See Weight
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Weigh.

Usage

In literature:

From Ripley until I came through Pyrford I was in the valley of the Wey, and the red glare was hidden from me.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
The early plantation house at Upper Wey-anoke was long ago destroyed by fire, and a modern house of brick now stands upon the old site.
"Virginia: The Old Dominion" by Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
Bamboo of Baliweyan sigh (literally "go wey") when the wind blows.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Wey does not himself appear to have noticed this seasonal periodicity.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
I will only bring forward the evidence of Dr. Wey, formerly physician to the Elmira Reformatory, New York.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Wey, 253 Forest Avenue, Atlanta.
"The American Missionary, Volume 49, No. 3, March, 1895" by Various
THE MONKS OF THE WEY.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
The difference between the Wey here and the Wey at Eashing or Tilford is, of course its bed.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
The castle was built on the Wey after the Norman Conquest, and Henry II.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Weymouth derives its name from the Wey, or Way, a small river which there discharges itself into the sea.
"The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 2" by William Finden
In hys wey Cryst hyme sped, 865 Fore he yt no thyng knewe!
"Torrent of Portyngale" by Unknown
I was often wae for him, puir man, an' I did a' I could for him in my ain sma' wey.
"Betty Grier" by Joseph Waugh
White Goose Wey Wois Woi wois.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
From this town a canal was made to the river Wey, in Surrey; it was commenced in 1778.
"Curiousities of Great Britain: England and Wales Delineated Vol. 1" by Thomas Dugdale
Pilgrimages of Sir Richard Torkington and William Wey to the Holy Land.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 114, January 3, 1852" by Various
Yes sir the wey is sure inough.
"The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England during Tudor and Stuart Times" by Kathleen Lambley
And that this be doo in the reverence of God, and wey of charite.
"The Paston Letters, Volume II (of 6)"
And y hold this wey as sure as that other.
"The Paston Letters, Volume III (of 6)"
Moreover, and yt plesyth zow to wete, I am sore troblyd with Bedston, as wele be the wey of tachements owte of the Chauncer as oderwyse.
"The Paston Letters, Volume IV (of 6)"
I work on a timber barge on the Thames and up the Wey.
"The Voice from the Void" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

Tho Roben droffe on hes wey,
So merey ower the londe:
Heres mor and affter ys to saye,
The best ys beheynde.
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
'O cam ye frae the Hielands, man,
An cam ye a' the wey?
Saw ye Macdonell an his men,
As they cam frae the Skee?'
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British
"Yonder comet a prod potter," seyde Roben,
"That long hayt hantyd this wey;
He was never so corteys a man
On peney of pawage to pay."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
"All thes thre yer, and mor, potter," he seyde,
"Thow hast hantyd thes wey,
Yet wer tow never so cortys a man
One peney of pauage to pay."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
"Het ys fol leytell cortesey," seyde the potter,
"As y haffe harde weyse men saye,
Yeff a por yeman com drywyng ower the wey,
To let hem of hes gorney."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
Yankee packet's down the river -- Blow, my bully boys, blow; Fifteen hundred bales to give her --
Blow, my bully boys, blow. Wey-hey-ho! Wey-hey-ho!
Fill her up and let her go --
Blow, blow, my bully boys, blow!
"Yankee Packet " by Edwin James Brady

In news:

GRE Engineering Products is sold GRE Engineering Products AG, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has been sold to Roger Wey, formerly of Datacon GmbH, a supplier in the field of semi-conductors.
Capitals prospect Patrick Wey savors college experience.
Tom Poti not practicing, Caps prospect Patrick Wey makes US WJC team.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center with Pastors, Ray Block, Ron Kallem and Doug Van Wey officiating.
Allison Wey, vice president of investor relations and public affairs, Durata Therapeutics .
Allison Wey has been appointed vice president of investor relations and public affairs in the Chicago office of Durata Therapeutics .
The Luna Trio is comprised of Jennifer Wey (violin), 18, of Saratoga, California.
Below are five brand spankin' new wallpaper photos of Ivan Tedesco, Josh Grant, Kyle Cunningham, Nick Wey and Tommy Searle, courtesy of Motocross.com's Steve Cox.
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In science:

Next, in Section 3.3, we define the Wey l modules by generators and relations and prove that they are finite-dimensional (Theorem 3.8).
Finite-dimensional representations of twisted hyper loop algebras
Weyl [DeD, Wey] Hamiltonian formulation of field theory that is studied by I.
Non-Commutative Geometry, Categories and Quantum Physics
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