avoirdupois system


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avoirdupois system

A system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound and the 16-dram ounce.
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This prevents wine being sold in California in the avoirdupois system, a problem that has occurred in the past.
One, from the avoirdupois system, has our familiar 7,000-grain pound.
The Avoirdupois system is also of the fourteenth century although its pound of 7000 oz.