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PENNYWEIGHT. A troy weight which weighs twenty-four grains, or one-twentieth
part of an ounce. Vide Weights.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in classic literature
I tell you what," said I: "I'll come just to show you the ropes, and I won't take a pennyweight
of the swag."
Filer, 'by the estimated number of existing widows and orphans, and the result will be one pennyweight
of tripe to each.