Pennyweight

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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.
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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.