American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A grandmother.
- n. Plural form of gram.
- Alteration of gram3. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Kate said ... may i know how many grams is equal to 1 cup?? how about one stick of butter?? i'm sorry if i sound stupid, but i'm from hong kong and i usually use grams instead of cups ...”
“It weighs in grams and ounces, and has a database of 999 preprogrammed food items for which it can give you the nutritional information according to the weight of the item on the scale.”
“The other interesting aspect of this Qanun is that it provides for criminal fines to be paid in grams of pure gold.”
“Scales are only calibrated in grams for the sake of convenience here on Earth, but Weight is actually a force measured in Newtons (w = m. g).”
“According to Washburn the new frame weighs about 1150 grams, slicing about 200 grams from the CAAD9 (which weighed roughly 1350 grams).”
“I like to knit them long in the leg, and 50 grams is not quite enough for one sock.”
“The degrees Brix and the titratable acidity (expressed in grams per liter) were almost the same.”
“I poured ten grams from the nanosite canister onto the palette.”
“Hi - can you help a metric Canuck and tell me how much a pound of pinto beans is in grams?”
“The cookies were a failure (I was operating off of a European recipe that listed the salt and baking powder in grams — the cookies, while amazingly flavored, had no structure whatsoever and all I can guess is I guessed the baking powder amount incorrectly).”
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