Ounce

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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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We had a dispute with our guides, who though they had bargained to conduct us for an ounce of gold, yet when they saw us so entangled in the intricacies of the wood that we could not possibly get out without their direction, demanded seven ounces of gold, a mule, and a little tent which we had; after a long dispute we were forced to come to their terms.
I sold him the arsenic--about an ounce and a half--and labeled the bottle in which I put it with the word 'Poison' in my own handwriting.
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.
A selection of medicine, including an ounce of quinine, and one or two small surgical instruments.
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.
I groaned, my head over the handle-bars, every ounce of my weight first on one foot and then on the other.
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.
He vigorously shakes ice cubes with 4 ounces of vodka and strains into a glass.
Many restaurants stuff five ounces into their sandwiches.