a system of weight measurement based on a pound of 16 ounces or 7,000 grains, in wide use in english-speaking countries; the system is used for goods other than gems, precious metals, and drugs: 27 11/32 grains = 1 dram; 16 drams = 1 ounce; 16 ounces = 1 pound; 112 pounds (brit.) or 100 pounds (u.s.) = 1 hundredweight; 20 hundredweight = 1 ton. the pound contains 7000 grains.
abbreviation: av.; avdp.; avoir.
a gallon contains 8.33 pounds avoirdupois weight of distilled water.
practical mechanics for boys j. s. zerbe
one felt that each had measured the other by avoirdupois weight, and had found the balance even.
the lowest rung mary cholmondeley
most people give grat-tude in grains for whole ounces of avoirdupois weight; what a grateful soul yours is, miss lambert.’
heriot’s choice rosa nouchette carey
throughout this book, the pound is avoirdupois weight—sixteen ounces.
miss leslie’s lady’s new receipt-book eliza leslie
one must weigh men by avoirdupois weight, and not by the jeweller’s scales.
dictionary of quotations from ancient and modern, english and foreign sources james wood
avoirdupois weight n.
a system of weights and measures based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains and equal to 453.59 grams.
a system of weights and measures based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains, and equal to 453.59 grams. avoirdupois weight is used in the united states to weigh everything except gems, precious metals, and drugs. compare troy weight.
- Avon lake
a town in n ohio.
to make frank acknowledgment or affirmation of; declare or -ssert with positiveness. to -ssume responsibility for; vouch for; guarantee. to admit; confess. historical examples one of the most sensible and practical of all proverbs, as every body’s experience can avouch. the international monthly, volume 5, no. 4, april, 1852 various but it is not so, […]
to make frank acknowledgment or affirmation of; declare or -ssert with positiveness. to -ssume responsibility for; vouch for; guarantee. to admit; confess. historical examples however, said he, if this which he avouches be true, let us arm and out. the chautauquan, vol. iii, march 1883 the chautauquan literary and scientific circle as the old testament […]
to declare frankly or openly; own; acknowledge; confess; admit: he avowed himself an opponent of all alliances. contemporary examples and if they refuse to so avow, suddenly finding themselves with a challenge from the right? impeaching obama may be absurd, but that won’t stop the right-wing fringe michael tomasky august 27, 2013 and if they […]
an open statement of affirmation; frank acknowledgment or admission. historical examples he could not find words with which to make his avowal or to present his appeal. miss billy eleanor h. porter the very fact that they come to us for help is an avowal of their honesty. grace harlowe’s return to overton campus jessie […]