avoirdupois


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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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for bullion remains but is now (W & M Act 1985) not defined in grains but as 12/175 of the Avoirdupois pound.
WHAT two letters link a unit of Avoirdupois weight equivalent to 437.
He is from the second litter of Airport Express, no lightweight herself in terms of avoirdupois or ability.
Well, in for a penny, in for several pounds of avoirdupois.
Although the tango is as old as the avoirdupois pound, it still takes two.