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noun as in one-sixteenth of a pound/28.35 grams

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Regardless of the species used, once the sap is reduced to syrup, it has about 100 calories per ounce.

It wasn’t a promising start to a working relationship, but I continue to carry the “miracle ounce,” not only because it can keep my heart beating through a cold night but because nothing else in my pack can be put to so many practical uses.

These stemless plastic wine glasses are constructed from BPA free, virtually seamless plastic, plus they look like glass and can hold up to 16 ounces of liquid.

So while fill power definitely shaves ounces for those looking to slim down their kit, the weight difference in many jackets is minor, and real weight savings are likely to come down to everything around the down.

The first, which Hassabis calls “strike mode,” involves pushing the team as hard as possible to wring every ounce of performance out of an existing system.

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Bunker, along with his brothers Herbert and Lamar, started buying silver in 1970, when it was $1.94 an ounce.

In 1988 he was jailed for seven months when police in Jersey found half an ounce of cocaine on board his chopper.

I paid $60 for two grams, which translates to $840 an ounce.

And yet, for all his outspoken defense of the Russian government, Rohrabacher has not received an ounce of gratitude from Moscow.

The Sun On Sunday accused Tulisa of subsequently brokering a deal to supply reporters with half an ounce of cocaine.

It is only disposed to require a pretty strong solution of silver, say thirty grains to the ounce of water.

It should not exceed the ounce of tincture: about two drachms may be added after using it for paper.

It was the merest baby—half-an-ounce, perhaps—and it fell from the hook into the herbage some yards from the stream.

One of them gave out fully a quarter of an ounce of purple fluid from the lower part of the fish.

It was a hair-raising problem, too, and called for every ounce of nerve and every particle of skill the boy possessed.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ounce, such as: troy, of weight avoirdupois, and uncia.

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