avoirdupois


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the state or quality of being physically heavy

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clove n.3), a clove equalled 7 or 8 pounds avoirdupois and was used until the end of the 19th century.
= 108 x 7000 Bruges wool wt; later the avoirdupois lb.
On the other hand, in the avoirdupois method of measuring weights, there are 16 drams per ounce and 256 drams per pound.
(A dram, by the way, is 1/16th of an avoirdupois ounce, or 27.344 grains.) To avoid confusing these shooters, ammo makers rated the velocity of smokeless shotshells in drams-equivalent.
This will have the added benefit of educating those of us who have to pause and work out exactly what a 'g' is in relation to any measure that remotely corresponds to anything in our lives, so content are we in our ignorance to measure our world in incomprehensible avoirdupois. Now we know why our cakes turn out soggy and our omelettes like rubber.
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. My friend had vanilla creme brule, served here with a pot of fresh, juicy raspberries and little sticks of puff pastry.
A complete line of metric and avoirdupois precision weights that are calibrated and manufactured by the company is offered.
Shedd took an unabashedly guilt-based approach, confronting overweight readers with statements such as 'When God first dreamed you into creation, there weren't one hundred pounds of excess avoirdupois hanging around your belt" and "We fatties are the only people on earth who can weigh our sins."
Unit Equivalent in Metric Units Mass 1 short ton (2,000 lb) = 0.907 184 1 long ton = 1.016 047 1 pound (lb) = 0.453 592 1 pound uranium oxide = 0.384 647 (lb [U.sub.3][O.sub.8]) 1 ounce, avoirdupois = 28.349 52 (avdp oz) Volume 1 barrel of oil (bbl) = 0.158 987 1 cubic yard ([yd.sup.3]) = 0.764 555 1 cubic foot ([ft.sup.3]) = 0.028 316 1 U.S.
If you're not, regardless of whether the avoirdupois is you or your bags, you pay more.
During the Middle Ages it seems we measured grain in bushels and a bushel, when full of wheat, was reckoned to weigh 64 tower pounds or 56 avoirdupois pounds.