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" The original of all weights, used in England, was a grain or corn of wheat, gathered out of the middle of the ear ; and being well dried, 32 of them were to make one pennyweight, 20 pennyweights one ounce, and 12 ounces one pound. But, in later times,... "
The Young Mathematician's Guide: Being a Plain and Easy Introduction to the ... - Page 31
by John Ward (of Chester.) - 1747 - 480 pages
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Arithmetical collections and improvements: being a complete system of ...

John Birks - Arithmetic - 1766 - 611 pages
...fodder, of lead, 191. cwt. LI Q_U ID MEASURE. As the original of Troy weight was a corn of wheat taken out of the middle of the ear, and being well dried, 32 were to make a pennyweight ; fo eight pound Troy weigîit of wheat (or 61440 grains) were enaded by...
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A Course of Mathematics ...: For the Use of Academies, as Well as ..., Volume 1

Charles Hutton - Mathematics - 1812
...called Sterling silver. , * The original of all weights used in England, was a grain or corn of wheat, gathered out of the middle of the ear, and, being well dried, 32 of them were to make one pennyweight, 20 pennyweights VOL. I. E V. 1 s .1 ..•- •• .» • •*< 573440 = 35840 = 2240...
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A Course of Mathematics: For the Use of Academies, as Well as Private ...

Charles Hutton, Robert Adrain - Mathematics - 1822
...Sterling silver. * The original of all weights-used in England, was a grain or com of wheat, gathered oat of the middle of the ear, and, being well dried, 32 of them were to make one pennyweight, 20 pennyweights one cunce, and 12 ounces one pound. Bui AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT. Drms .......
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Pike's system of arithmetick[!] abridged ...: to which are added appropriate ...

Nicolas Pike, Dudley Leavitt - Arithmetic - 1830 - 228 pages
...Avoirdupois—7000 grains. * The original of all weights used in England, was a grain or kernel of wheat, gathered out of the middle of the ear, and, being we-ll dried, 32 of them were to make 1 pennyweight, 20 pennyweights 1 ounce, and 12 ounces 1 pound. But in latter times it was thought sufficient...
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A Practical and Theoretical System of Arithmetic: Containing Several New ...

George Willson - Arithmetic - 1836 - 192 pages
...= 1 g, 12 ounces . * " The original of all weights used in England, was a grain, or corn of wheat, gathered out of the middle of the ear and being well dried, 32 of these were to make one penny-weight, 20 penny-weights one ounce, and 12 ounces one pound. But in later...
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A practical and theoretical system of arithmetic: containing a new system of ...

George Willson - 1838
...ounces . - - = 1 ft. . * " The original of all weights used in England, was a grain, or con of wheat, gathered out of the middle of the ear and being well dried, 32 of these were to make one penny-weight, 20 penny-weights one ounce, and 12 ounces one pound. But in later...
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The national arithmetic, on the inductive system: combining the analytic and ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - Arithmetic - 1839 - 305 pages
...and jewels. NOTE. — "The original of all weights, used in England, was a grain or corn of wheat, gathered out of the middle of the ear ; and, being well dried, 82 of them were to make one pennyweight, 20 pennyweights one ounce, and 12 ounces one pound. But in...
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The Young scholar's reference book: being a collection of useful tables ...

Teacher - Readers - 1839 - 72 pages
...by Troy Weight. NOTE. " The original of all weights, used in England, was a grain or corn of wheat, gathered out of the middle of the ear ; and, being well dried, 3'2'of them were to make one pennyweight, 20 pennyweights one ounce, and 12 ounces one pound. But in...
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Call's decimal arithmetic: on a new and improved plan throughout, comprising ...

Osman Call - Mathematics - 1842 - 192 pages
...240 = 12 = 1 NOTE. — " The original of all weights, used in England, was a gra^D or corn of wheat, gathered out of the middle of the ear ; and being well dried, 32 of them were to make one pennyweight, 20 pennyweights one ounce, and 12 ounces one pound. But in later times, it was thought...
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Introduction to the national arithmetic: on the inductive system : combining ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - Mathematics - 1842 - 174 pages
...silver, and jewels. NOTE. "The original of all weights, used in England, was a grain or corn of wheat, gathered out of the middle of the ear; and being well dried, 32 of them were to make one pennyweight, 20 pennyweights one ounce, and 12 ounces one pound. But in later times, it was thought...
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