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avoirdupois

, avoirdupois weight
a system of weights used in many English-speaking countries. It is based on the pound, which contains 16 ounces or 7000 grains. 100 pounds (US) or 112 pounds (Brit) is equal to 1 hundredweight and 20 hundredweights equals 1 ton
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WHAT two letters link a unit of Avoirdupois weight equivalent to 437.
But we still report inventory and sales in avoirdupois, no?
I suppose I should be thankful for the chance to make a fetish out of aging and avoirdupois.
Although the tango is as old as the avoirdupois pound, it still takes two.
They claimed that avoirdupois was inflicting serious injuries on the few men who agreed to partner her.
Twice a Golden Boot winner,Jardel has recently deployed the Atkins Diet to shed the avoirdupois.