In troy weight—Troy where the hay scales come from—the answer was written.
Th' deceased requested that his soul be measured be troy weight.
Mr. M'Culla charges good copper at fourteenpence per pound: but I know not whether he means avoirdupois or troy weight.
Another table of weights, called the table of troy weight, is used by goldsmiths and jewelers for weighing precious metals.
Every store has its scales, and in these is weighed out the fixed amount for all purchases according to troy weight.
Those things sound well, but they are shadowy and indefinite, like troy weight and avoirdupois; nobody knows what they mean.
But milk is in units of liquid measure; gold in incommensurable units of troy weight.
Can any of your readers inform me when bread was first directed to be sold by troy weight, and when it ceased to be so?
Blount also , and Cole , say bread was sold by troy weight; the latter adds medicines to the articles sold by that standard.
|troy weight |
A system of weights and measures in which the grain is the same as in the avoirdupois system, and a pound contains 12 ounces, or 5,760 grains. Troy weight is used primarily by miners and gold dealers. Compare avoirdupois weight.