avoirdupois avoirdupois

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
  2. (n) excess bodily weight

Usage(s):

  1. Old-time opera fans do not mind the drop in avoirdupois, but they sniff contemptuously at the comparatively microphonic murmuring that goes with it.
  2. It is avoirdupois, not virtue, that holds London back.
  3. Pages, 2,956; avoirdupois, 11 lb.
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