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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The avoirdupois system (from Anglo-Norman aveir de peis 'goods of weight') was adopted by London merchants in around 1300 and was used for weighing wool or any goods sold in bulk (Ross 1983, Cardarelli 2003).
1, 1976, if latter is adopted by the U.S." 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.