# fluid ounce

## Definitions

• WordNet 3.6
• n fluid ounce a United States unit of capacity or volume equal to 1.804 cubic inches
• n fluid ounce a British imperial unit of capacity or volume (liquid or dry) equal to 8 fluid drams or 28.416 cubic centimeters (1.734 cubic inches)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• Fluid ounce In the United States, a measure of capacity, in apothecaries' or wine measure, equal to one sixteenth of a pint or 29.57 cubic centimeters. This, for water, is about 1.04158 ounces avoirdupois, or 455.6 grains.
• Fluid ounce See under Fluid n.
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## Usage

### In literature:

During the succeeding eleven hours of the night 44 fluid ounces were collected, an average of 4 ounces per hour.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883" by Various
The average quantity passed in 24 hours by an adult varies from 40 to 60 fluid ounces.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
I think I'll add just another fluid ounce or so.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
Evaporate the strained liquor in a jar by boiling until twelve fluid ounces remain; then add the sugar, and make a syrup.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Each fluid ounce contains: sulp.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Dissolve the isinglass in enough water to make the solution weigh four fluid ounces.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
These eggs float in some ounces of fluid collected in a thin pellicle or hydatide.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
One to one and a half fluid ounces of alcohol is about the amount which can be completely oxidized in the body in a day.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
The average quantity is four to six fluid ounces.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
One of them gave out fully a quarter of an ounce of purple fluid from the lower part of the fish.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
It contained possibly three ounces of golden fluid.
"Gun for Hire" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
One-fourth of the number took sixteen fluid ounces of brandy in the 24 hours.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
To convert cubic centimetres into fluid ounces imperial x 0.0352.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Mix 1 fluid ounce of commercial acid with 1 pint of water.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
Water, 1 fluid ounce.
"Treatise on the Diseases of Women" by Lydia E. Pinkham
Yearlings 6 fluid ounces.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Total fluids, 35 ounces.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
One half a fluid ounce equals a grain of opium.
"How to Care for the Insane" by William D. Granger
One and a half fluid ounces of her milk were drawn off and submitted to examination by the late Dr. Zimmer.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
A half ounce of the fluid will be distributed in from one to three hours.
"Health, Happiness, and Longevity" by Louis Philippe McCarty
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### In news:

Rates are 4 to 8 fluid ounces per 100 gallons.
Canola Oil 1 fluid ounce.
8 fluid ounces (1 cup) of low-fat or fat-free milk taken with meals.
On Wednesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration announced plans to prohibit the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 fluid ounces at certain vendors such as movie theaters, food carts, and restaurants.
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