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synonyms for avoirdupois

  • bulk
  • bulkiness
  • fat
  • fatness
  • heft
  • heftiness
  • ponderosity
  • ponderousness
  • weight
  • weightiness
  • hugeness
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English avoirdupois, costing from one dollar and three-quarters to two dollars and a half.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
I never can see why I should relieve a maiden of a burden when her avoirdupois equals mine.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
"Let go, Mr. Passford," whispered Flint, when he realized that his avoirdupois was too much for the young officer.
WITHIN THE ENEMY'S LINESOLIVER OPTIC
How can we know that one pound and one pound make two pounds, if one of the pounds may be troy and the other avoirdupois?
PLATO AND THE OTHER COMPANIONS OF SOKRATES, 3RD ED. VOLUME III (OF 4)GEORGE GROTE
In the computation of avoirdupois and of the tape-measure, this was the greatest figure that ever travelled the Great North Road.
THE GREAT NORTH ROAD: LONDON TO YORKCHARLES G. HARPER
I suppose he would have weighed at least eight ounces avoirdupois.
THE WHITE ROSE OF MEMPHISWILLIAM C. FALKNER
In the United States, as a sort of compromise between the avoirdupois and metric systems, a ton is taken as 2000 lbs.
A TEXTBOOK OF ASSAYING: FOR THE USE OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH MINES.CORNELIUS BERINGER AND JOHN JACOB BERINGER
Mr. Chesterton was inclined to think that his "notoriety" in large measure came from his "appearance," his "avoirdupois."
TURNS ABOUT TOWNROBERT CORTES HOLLIDAY
Of this grain 7000 now (see Weights and Measures) make a pound avoirdupois.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 3, PART 1, SLICE 1VARIOUS
Those who, by reason of a lack of avoirdupois, were less firmly attached to the ground, were lifted bodily.
WALTER PIETERSEMULTATULI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO AVOIRDUPOIS

  • adipose
  • avoirdupois
  • corpulent
  • fat
  • fleshy
  • gross
  • heavy
  • outsize
  • paunchy
  • plump
  • porcine
  • portly
  • pudgy
  • rotund
  • stout
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