To get rid of superfluous avoirdupois is one of the necessary steps to beauty.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
To convert grammes into ounces avoirdupois x 0.03527.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
To take and hold such an enviable position as this woman held needs, I think, an excess of avoirdupois.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
Stones have been taken out of the stomach of an ostrich each weighing more than a pound avoirdupois!
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
It is not equal to the grain avoirdupois, but is one fourth of a diamond carat.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
This abrupt removal of weight from one end, and large increase of avoirdupois at the other, produced a natural but very surprising result.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
Celery-seed bruised, half an ounce, avoirdupois weight.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
The weight of the cylinder was 113.13 pounds avoirdupois.
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various
Miss Bebe Herne, though having fifty pounds the advantage of any of the others in avoirdupois, was the first seated.
"Blue-grass and Broadway" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Those who, by reason of a lack of avoirdupois, were less firmly attached to the ground, were lifted bodily.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
To prepare the solution take 1 pound (avoirdupois) of pure bluestone, powder it fine, and dissolve in 9-1/2 gallons of warm water.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
If he acquires a superabundance of avoirdupois he is in danger of apoplexy.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
He did not gain one single pound avoirdupois however, which may perchance seem strange, but is the most natural thing in the world.
"Devil Stories" by Various
It was as heavy metaphorically as it was in avoirdupois.
"The Galaxy, June 1877" by Various
According to our estimate a shekel was about 0.3 of an avoirdupois ounce.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
But they've got bored with me because I always unhesitatingly go two pounds better than the biggest juggler of avoirdupois present.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
AS, a Roman weight of 12 ounces, answering to the libra or pound, and equal to 237.5 grains avoirdupois, or 327.1873 grammes French measure.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
He's a big man and jolly in every pound of his avoirdupois.
"Ross Grant Tenderfoot" by John Garland
Her avoirdupois, also, was getting rather out of hand, despite constant attention to massage and sporadic attempts at dieting.
"Why Joan?" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Then, when the woman with the excess of avoirdupois came out, the boy stepped up to Dorothy.
"Dorothy Dale's Great Secret" by Margaret Penrose