You get the clear feeling that she worked hard for every ounce of that joy.
I also have a fair number of recipes that call for 12 ounces of something that is now being sold in a ten ounce package.
My mother did all the dirty work, and without receiving an ounce of extra emotional credit for it.
The president felt my pain and I was happy to take in every ounce of comfort he set out to give.
The Sun On Sunday accused Tulisa of subsequently brokering a deal to supply reporters with half an ounce of cocaine.
Take two ounces of sal ammoniac, one ounce of flowers of sulphur, and sixteen ounces of cast iron filings or borings.
And so Clif put every ounce of muscle he had into that task.
But every ounce tells heavily on a swimmer, and Frank gave a gasp of relief as at last his feet touched the ground.
In some of my patients I have been able to use but one ounce.
You know quite well, Ariadne, that I have not an ounce of pettishness in my disposition.
unit of weight, early 14c., from Old French once, unce, a measure of weight or time (12c.), from Latin uncia "one-twelfth part" (of a pound, foot, etc.), from Latin unus "one" (see one). The Latin word had been adopted in Old English as ynce (see inch). It was one-twelfth of a pound in the Troy system of weights, but one-sixteenth in avoirdupois. Abbreviation oz. is from older Italian onza. Also used in Middle English as a measure of time (7.5 seconds) and length (about 3 inches).
"wildcat," c.1300, from Old French once "lynx" (13c.), from lonce, with l- mistaken as definite article, from Vulgar Latin *luncea, from Latin lyncea "lynx-like," from lynx (see lynx). Originally the common lynx, later extended to other wildcats, now mainly used of the mountain-panther or snow leopard of Asia.
Abbr. oz, oz.
A unit of weight in the U.S. Customary System, an avoirdupois unit equal to 437.5 grains or 28.35 grams.
A unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or 31.10 grams.
A fluid ounce.