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  • n. Plural form of pennyweight.

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Examples

  • Gold jewelry often is measured in pennyweights, with 20 to the ounce; a buyer should provide this information.

    The Other Gold Rush: Selling It

  • It is said that the weight of wax which he used for each candle was twelve pennyweights, that is, but little more than half an ounce, which would make, one would suppose, a taper rather than a candle.

    King Alfred of England

  • It is said that the weight of wax which he used for each candle was twelve pennyweights, that is, but little more than half an ounce, which would make, one would suppose, a

    King Alfred of England Makers of History

  • Note the carat of the metal, and ask the jeweler to tell you the weight in pennyweights or troy ounces.

    Q&A What's the best way to sell gold jewelry

  • It generally leaked out how many ounces had been sent by this bank and how much by that; how much had come from the camp, for the diggers who did not choose to sell to the banks were allowed to deposit their gold with an officer at the camp, where it was carefully weighed, and a receipt given to them stating the number of ounces, pennyweights, and grains.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Shares have an upward tendency; washing up takes place — two pennyweights to ton.

    Madame Midas

  • * 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

  • Cellini's art, embedding pennyweights of metal in hot pitch that, cooling, held it like a dark and shapeless hand while Margot sculptured elfin leaves and scrolls upon it.

    Kenny

  • All owners of quartz-mills are also required to render official returns under oath, and in a form minutely prescribed by the Provincial law, of all quartz crushed by them during the month, stating particularly from what mine it was raised, for whose account it has been crushed, and what was the exact quantity in ounces, pennyweights, and grains.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

  • "Miners 'stories" are one thing, -- but a certified royalty from a staff of British officials, in ounces, pennyweights, and grains, on the first day of each month, is, in our modest opinion, quite another.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

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