troy weight

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Synonyms for troy weight

a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones

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We must leave the Troy weight monetary union," said Menelaus.
We must stay in the Troy weight monetary union," said Agamemnon, "and get more money out of Paris.
That was one of the points of joining the Troy weight union, remember?
Troy weight appeared after 1340, perhaps in 1380 and was destined to cause problems for while the penny weighed 22.