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The following specific measure terms have been found in the analysed material: cornweight, dragme, grain, ounce, pennyweight, pound, scriple, and sixter.
To a farthing, a pennyweight. Weighed them in a scale against the featherweight of his own heart.
Each of these certainly adds its pennyweight to the scales.
There was much confusion in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries as to what exactly was Avoirdupois weight for the weight of a penny (22.5 gr.) was confused with the pennyweight of 24 gr.
The Howard Grace Cup, a title the object has acquired in the past 200 years from its long ownership in the Howard family, stands twenty-six centimetres tall and weighs thirty-four ounces, four pennyweight Troy or 1135 grams.
An Indian who was making canoes behind a house, looking up pleasantly from his work,--for he knew my companion,--said that his name was Old John Pennyweight. I had heard of him long before, and I inquired after one of his contemporaries, Joe Four-pence-ha'penny; but alas!
"You scrabble in the streams like children for a pennyweight here and there.