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OUNCE. The name of a weight. An ounce avoirdupois weight is the sixteenth part of a pound; an ounce troy weight is the twelfth part of a pound. Vide Weights.

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Imagining no time more proper to make the proposal I was sent with than while his passion was still hot against the monks, I presented him with two ounces of gold and two plates of silver, with some other things of small value, and was so successful that he gratified me in all my requests, and gave us leave to return to Adicora, where we were so fortunate to find our huts yet uninjured and entire.
Besides, there's going to be a famine, and every ounce of grub'll count.
If there's going to be a famine, and it looks like it, we need every ounce of grub for ourselves.
A man who held out an ounce of grub was shot like a dog.
I at once directed my assistant to put up the arsenic (two ounces of it), and I made the necessary entry in my book.
Indeed, that load was a heavy one per man with which to travel across the burning desert, for in such places every additional ounce tells.
But my boy could run, was overhauling me again, seemed certain of me this time, when all at once the Sunbeam ran easily; every ounce of my weight with either foot once more, and I was over the crest of the hill, the gray road reeling out from under me as I felt for my brake.
As it is, we can take 'em the whole twelve thousand ounces, or rather I can, as soon as I like, in broad daylight.
And Cocky, only a few ounces in weight, less than half a pound, a tiny framework of fragile bone covered with a handful of feathers and incasing a heart that was as big in pluck as any heart on the Mary Turner, became almost immediately Michael's friend and comrade, as well as ruler.
1 ounce Berentzen's Apple Liqueur (apple brandy OR apple schnapps can also be used)
The chopped uses a one-ounce serving, while the non-chopped uses two ounces.