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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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The avoirdupois system (from Anglo-Norman aveir de peis 'goods of weight') was adopted by London merchants in around 1300 and was used for weighing wool or any goods sold in bulk (Ross 1983, Cardarelli 2003).
"WHAT two letters link a unit of Avoirdupois weight equivalent to 437.5 grains with...?" Nope, sorry Jeremy, we don't understand the question.
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. I'm certainly more comfortable with that sort of stereotype than with the shop-till-you-drop Queer Guy.
Should personal responsibility be weighed along with the extra avoirdupois? Does the church community have responsibilities here?
"The pound (avoirdupois) or international pound is the mass unit defined as exactly 0.45359237 kilograms (or 453.59237 grams)." One wonders how the United States can officially adopt SI standards but reject the metric system that is founded on them.
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.
The certified stainless steel weights resist corrosion and wear, provide easy handling and stacking, and come in a range of metric and avoirdupois choices.
But I suppose millions of people will still want to weigh up their lives in avoirdupois.