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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Over weight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. More than full weight; a larger or more liberal allowance than is usual or is stipulated for: in allusion to a custom, now obsolete, of allowing and exacting 17 or 18 ounces,or even more, to the pound of butter. In Scotland either tron weight or a still heavier pound was used for butter.

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