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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A unit of apothecary weight equal to 24 grains.

Usage examples (36)
  • Gold is measured in troy ounces, often paid based on pennyweight, which is 1/20th of a troy ounce.
  • Spanish milled dollar of 17 pennyweight was worth 5s. 6d.
  • By the foregoing act silver was rated at 4d. the pennyweight.
  • Four grains are equal to one carat, and six carats make one pennyweight. for more
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