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n. - Excess bodily weight; A system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains).

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  • The correct answer, of course, is the lead, because it is weighed in avoirdupois pounds.
  • Noun : He carries around a lot of excess avoirdupois
  • There are two series of weights in use among us; the one called avoirdupois, the other troy.
  • “Are you reminding me of her character, her social position or what Mr. Phinn calls her avoirdupois?” for more
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