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