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English avoirdupois, costing from one dollar and three-quarters to two dollars and a half.
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.
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?
In the computation of avoirdupois and of the tape-measure, this was the greatest figure that ever travelled the Great North Road.
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.
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.
Those who, by reason of a lack of avoirdupois, were less firmly attached to the ground, were lifted bodily.

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