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Term: stone
References: HMS Surprise,1 pages 13, 71
The Mauritius Command,1 page 66
The Thirteen-Gun Salute,1 page 219
The Nutmeg of Consolation,1 pages 116, 278
Post Captain,2 page 449
The Commodore,2 pages 155, 164
Meaning: 1. A British measure of weight, amounting to 14 pounds. It was typically used as a measure of a person's weight.
2. A concretion of minerals and salts formed in hollow bodily organs, such as the kidney or the gall bladder.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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