Definition of Avoirdupois weight
1. Noun. A system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains).
Generic synonyms: System Of Weights, Weight
Terms within: Avoirdupois Unit
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Literary usage of Avoirdupois weight
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1. An Elementary Treatise on Arithmetic by Silvestre François Lacroix (1825)
"Apothecaries make use of this weight in compounding their medicines; but they buy and sell their drugs by avoirdupois weight. avoirdupois weight. ..."
2. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1904)
"In buying and .selling medicines not ordered by prescriptions avoirdupois weight is used. Lb. Oz. Dr. Scr. Gr. 1 = 12 = 96 - 288 = 5760 1 8 = 24 = 480 1 = 3 ..."
3. New University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and Their by Charles Davies (1856)
"avoirdupois weight. 417. By this weight all coarse articles are weighed, ... For what is avoirdupois weight used ? How is the table to be read ! ..."
4. A Treatise on Pharmacy for Students and Pharmacists by Charles Caspari, Evander Francis Kelly (1920)
"Three different systems of weights are at present employed by all English-speaking nations, namely, avoirdupois weight, apothecaries' weight and metric ..."
5. A Dictionary Practical, Theoretical and Historical of Commerce and by John Ramsay McCulloch (1842)
"From and after the passing of this act, all articles sold by weight shall be sold by avoirdupois weight, except gold, silver, platina, diamonds, ..."
6. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1859)
"The system •which had been proposed by Dr. Wilson would afford a remedy for the evil to which he had referred, by making the avoirdupois weight, which all ..."
7. Higher Arithmetic by James Bates Thomson (1863)
"avoirdupois weight is, used in weighing groceries ana all coarse articles; as, ... In what is avoirdupois weight used ? Repeat the Table ? Oto. llou rr. ..."
8. University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and General Rules by Charles Davies (1867)
"... avoirdupois weight. 114. By this weight all coarse articles are weighed, such as hay, grain, chandlers' wares, and all metals except gull and silver. ..."