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WEIGHT. A quality in natural bodies, by which they tend towards the centre of the earth.
     2. Under the article Measure, (q.v.) it is said that by the constitution congress possesses the power "to fix the standard of weights and measures," and that this power has not been exercised.
     3. The weights now generally used in the United States, are the same as those of England; they are of two kinds:


     1. AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT. 1st. Used in almost all commercial transactions, and in the common dealings of life. 27 1/3 1/2 grains = 1 dram 16 drams = 1 ounce 16 ounces = 1 pound, (lb.) 28 pounds = 1 quarter, (qr.) 4 quarters = 1 hundred weight, (cwt.) 20 hundred weight = 1 ton. 2d. Used for meat and fish. 8 pounds = 1 stone 3d. Used in the wool trade.
     Cwt. qr. lb. 7 pounds = 1 clove 14 pounds = 1 stone = 0 0 14 2 stones = 1 tod = 0 1 0 6 1/2 tods = 1 wey = 1 2 14 2 weys = 1 sack = 3 1 0 12 sacks = 1 last = 39 0 0 4th. Used for butter and cheese. 8 pounds = 1 clove 56 pounds = 1 firkin.
     2. TROY WEIGHT. 24 grams = 1 pennyweight 20 pennyweights = 1 ounce 12 ounces = 1 pound.

     4. These are the denominations of troy weight, when used for weighing gold, silver and precious stones, except diamonds. Troy weight is also used by apothecaries in compounding medicines; and by them the ounce is divided into eight drams, and the drain into three scruples, so that the latter is equal to twenty grains. For scientific purposes, the grain only is used, and sets of weights are constructed in decimal progression, from 10,000 grains downward to one-hundredth of a grain. The caret, used for weighing diamonds, is three and one-sixth grains.
     5. A short account of the French weights and measures is given under the article Measure.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It was observed that in the respondents who were addicted to tobacco had delivered maximum, i.e., 30 (68.18%) LBW babies as compare to 30.58% babies with LBW in non-addicted respondents.
Direct bilirubin level was the highest in the LBW group, but the mean value for the indirect bilirubin for LBW, VLBW and ELBW groups were 3.941.65, 4.211.72, and 4.521.33 mg/dL, respectively.
In present study we observed 30.34% LBW were associated with maternal age <20 year of BPL groups compare to 15.
The total number of LBW babies was 108 with an incidence of 2.9% (CI 95%: 2.3-3.3).
Joseph picked up his third wicket of the innings, trapping Will Bragg back in the crease for another plumb lbw and Hoggard turned the screw, pinning Ben Wright on the back foot while Moises Henriques went the same way, hit on the pads offering no shot.
(20) If LBW is a major risk factor for T2D, we hypothesized that a population of pediatric T2D would be enriched with children who had LBW.
H Trumble (Australia) January 1, 1904 Melbourne: W Rhodes (lbw), AE Knight (lbw), AFA Lilley (st JJ Kelly).