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  • My story "Avoirdupois" is now online (although my bio is mysteriously absent) at the N&O Sunday Reader (you may need to register to see it).

    year in review meme

  • The Raleigh News & Observer with a circulation of 200,000 today bought my story "Avoirdupois" for their Sunday Reader section.

    doing the you-are-all-my-bitches dance...

  • Piece #1: The check for "Avoirdupois" came yesterday from The News & Observer.

    it's nice to get paid

  • Note: The British and American units of weight shown above are the ones in common use, the "Avoirdupois" system, which hoe 16 ounces in a pound.

    Chapter 7

  • Note: The British and American units of weight shown above are the ones in common use, the "Avoirdupois" system, which has 16 ounces in a pound.

    Chapter 24

  • Recent publications: "Avoirdupois," Raleigh News & Observer Sunday Reader, December 2006

    thats notta U, thatsa me

  • Avoirdupois weight has 16 ounces to the pound while troy has only 12 ounces to the pound.

    Its Weight in Bolognaard For Weighing Baloney

  • Fat-tax rates would be set by a National Avoirdupois Governing System (NAGS).

    The Fat Tax

  • * Avoirdupois (av), the generally accepted series of weight units based on a pound of 16 ounces and an ounce of 16 drams, as opposed to the troy system based on a pound of 12 ounces and an ounce of 20 pennyweights or 480 grains.

    Chapter 16

  • Avoirdupois Weight. -- 6 drams make 1 ounce, 16 ounces make 1 pound, 25 pounds make 1 quarter, 4 quarters make 1 hundredweight, 2,000 pounds make 1 ton.

    The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing A Manual of Ready Reference

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