Informal. body weight: He carries around a lot of excess avoirdupois.
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How to use avoirdupois in a sentence
Our nation's excess avoirdupois was, it was alleged, costing north of $100 billion a year.How Public Health Experts Turned Corporations into Public Enemy #1 | Megan McArdle | March 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its owner seems to take as much pride in her bones as the big girls of Rubens could take in their avoirdupois.
English avoirdupois, costing from one dollar and three-quarters to two dollars and a half.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
I never can see why I should relieve a maiden of a burden when her avoirdupois equals mine.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
"Let go, Mr. Passford," whispered Flint, when he realized that his avoirdupois was too much for the young officer.Within The Enemy's Lines | Oliver Optic
How can we know that one pound and one pound make two pounds, if one of the pounds may be troy and the other avoirdupois?
In the computation of avoirdupois and of the tape-measure, this was the greatest figure that ever travelled the Great North Road.The Great North Road: London to York | Charles G. Harper
British Dictionary definitions for avoirdupois
a system of weights used in many English-speaking countries. It is based on the pound, which contains 16 ounces or 7000 grains. 100 pounds (US) or 112 pounds (Brit) is equal to 1 hundredweight and 20 hundredweights equals 1 ton: Abbreviation: avdp, avoir
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