Definition for AV-OIR-DU-POIS'

AV-OIR-DU-POIS', n. [s as z. Fr. avoir du pois, to have weight. See Poise.]

A weight, of which a pound contains 16 ounces. Its proportion to a pound troy is as 17 to 14. This is the weight for the larger and coarser commodities, as hay, iron, cheese, groceries, &c. – Chambers.

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