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oz

also oz.
abbr.
ounce

Oz 1

 (ŏz)
n.
An unreal, magical, often bizarre place: regarded New York City as the Oz of the Northeast.

[After the fantasy land Oz, created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and other novels.]

Oz 2

 (ŏz)
n. Slang
Australia.

[Alteration of Aus(tralian).]
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oz

Abbreviation of ounce
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oz. - a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
dram - 1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams
lb, pound - 16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
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Translations

oz.

V. ounce.
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References in classic literature ?
In which is related how Dorothy Gale of Kansas, The Shaggy Man, Button Bright, and Polychrome the Rainbow's Daughter met on an Enchanted Road and followed it all the way to the Marvelous Land of Oz.
But it is such a long and exciting story that it must be saved for another book--and perhaps that book will be the last story that will ever be told about the Land of Oz.
The children won't let me stop telling tales of the Land of Oz. I know lots of other stories, and I hope to tell them, some time or another; but just now my loving tyrants won't allow me.
Princess Ozma, whom I love as much as my readers do, is again introduced in this story, and so are several of our old friends of Oz. You will also become acquainted with Jim the Cab-Horse, the Nine Tiny Piglets, and Eureka, the Kitten.
"To the Emerald City," said Dorothy, "to see the Great Oz."
My friends the children are responsible for this new "Oz Book," as they were for the last one, which was called The Land of Oz. Their sweet little letters plead to know "more about Dorothy"; and they ask: "What became of the Cowardly Lion?" and "What did Ozma do afterward?"--meaning, of course, after she became the Ruler of Oz.
But perhaps I shall get some more of those very welcome letters from my readers, telling me just how they like "Ozma of Oz." I hope so, anyway.
Each plate held 1, 2, 4, or 8 brownie squares in one of three sizes: 1/4 oz., 1/2 oz., or 1 oz.
Please specify ingredient quantities (oz., tsp., etc.).
Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," the Royal Publisher of Oz is publishing a graphic novel telling the canonical tale of How the Wizard Came to Oz.