Definitions

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  • n. A Burmese unit of measure for weight, approximately 1.63293 kilograms (3.6 pounds).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In southern India and Burma, a weight equivalent to about 3 pounds 5 ounces.

Etymologies

From Tamil வீசை (vīcai) and/or Telugu వీసె (vīse) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Brukar en viss animationsstudio vara kinkiga med copyrighten, eller?

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  • A viss (1.6 kilograms; 3.5 pounds) of hair is worth between 400,000 kyats ($320) and 500,000 kyats ($400), it said.

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  • Izskatās, ka viss kustās un griežās tā kā iepriekÅ¡.

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  • Timothy Treadwell looks at these anneemals und sees people in beah syoots bobhowe and I saw Grizzly Man last Saturday, and just now on coffee break we were cracking each other up with our Werner Herzog impressions: "Ven I look into de eyes of de beah, I see de flat, dead stahe of Leni Riefenstahl, above me in de dark viss de vhip..."

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  • Stevie Wonder kan også, dersom brukt riktig, yte en viss helbredende effekt.

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  • Just ze ozzer day I vas reading in ze paper, a truckload of coffee vas hijacked in Nairobi by two men viss guns.

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  • The revenue yielded last year, B. tells me, was 320 viss of silver, or about 40,000 rupees.

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  • "Yes," she repeated, as simply as a babe, "a new vay; and I sought I come now so to go home viss mine hussbandt."

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  • Sen he going to fall a little vay -- maybe a good vay -- in love viss her; and sen if Rudolph iss a scoundtrel, or if you iss a fool, sare be trouble.

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  • "Sat iss a too great risk," she compassionately maintained, "to leaf even in se daytime sose shiltren -- so late sick -- alone viss only mine hussbandt and se sairvants!"

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