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  1. avoirdupois weight.
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Examples from the Web for avoir

Historical Examples

  • But their sole occupation is that conducted under the three great verbs, Prendre; Avoir; Quitter.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1

    George Saintsbury

  • Compare the French "Avoir du dégout pour la vie," "To be out of conceit with life."

  • There was the Norman knight sans Avoir, who was one of the chiefs of the first Crusade.

  • Out of this circumstance grew the proverb or popular saying, "Avoir l'air de revenir de Pontoise."

    The Automobilist Abroad

    M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield

  • So to my office a little and to Jervas's again, thinking 'avoir rencontrais' Jane, 'mais elle n'etait pas dedans'.