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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cloff  \Cloff\  (?;  115),  n.  [Etymol.  uncertain.] 
  Formerly  an  allowance  of  two  pounds  in  every  three  hundred 
  weight  after  the  tare  and  tret  are  subtracted;  now  used  only 
  in  a  general  sense  of  small  deductions  from  the  original 
  weight.  [Written  also  {clough}.]  --McCulloch.