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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of assay.

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Examples

  • The silver coin assayed by Sir Isaac Newton, varied from 1 1/2 to 76 pennyweights alloy, in the pound troy of mixed metal.

    Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies

  • The British standard has 18 dwt.; the Spanish coins assayed by Sir Isaac Newton, have from 18 to 19 1/2 dwt.; the new French crown has in fact 19 1/2, though by edict it should have 20 dwt., that is 1/12.

    Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies

  • The silver coin assayed by Sir Isaac Newton, varied from 1 1-2 to 76 pennyweights alloy, in the pound troy of mixed metal.

    Autobiography

  • The British standard has 18 dwt.; the Spanish coins assayed by Sir Isaac Newton, have from 18 to 19 1-2 dwt.; the new French crown has in fact 19 1-2, though by edict, it should have 20 dwt., that is 1-12.

    Autobiography

  • The British standard has 18 dwt.; the Spanish coins assayed by

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1

  • When it is delivered, it is first of all "assayed"; that is, tested to find out how nearly pure it is and how much it is worth.

    Diggers in the Earth

  • Presumably that just doesn't interest him since he's barely assayed such a common, almost inevitable role.

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: How Good Is Matt Damon? Damn Good

  • The July issue of Jack of Fables has a guest story from me, featuring the story of how the title character once assayed the role of Lord of the Jungle, and this fall the first issue of a miniseries spinning out of Bill Willingham's Fables will hit comic shops, Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love.

    INTERVIEW: Chris Roberson

  • He and others assayed the serotonin-transporter genes of seven of the 22 species of macaque, the primate genus to which the rhesus monkey belongs.

    The Science of Success

  • Also re marriage being contract law: The traditional wedding ring is a plain gold band because that way its value can be precisely assayed.

    Sex, science and statistics Boing Boing

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