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averdupois (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of avoirdupois
    • 1836, Selection of Reports and Papers of the House of Commons, page 15:
      In general commerce, improperly, 116 of an averdupois.
    • 1837, The Hundred Wonders of the Modern World, and of the Three Kingdoms of Nature, page 275:
      Reckoning the troy ounce of gold at four pounds sterling, and the pound, equal to 5760 grains, at 48 pounds sterling, the value of an averdupois pound of gold is 58.33, or 58l. 6s. 7d.
    • 1843, The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, page 201:
      The modern averdupois pound is 14 ounces, 12 pennyweights, all but 8 grains troy.

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