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A swainbank is a widely recognised standard weight around the cumbrian area (especially keswick)

It amounts to approximately 10 stone wet through. A swainbank may be used in multiples and with additional fractions of a swainbank to give accurate measurement.
I can lift one an a half swainbanks with my right arm, maybe two on a good day.

My cow weighs seven swainbanks, unless its just been milked then itl be half a swainbank less.
by bentharge February 16, 2011