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PENNYWEIGHT. A troy weight which weighs twenty-four grains, or one-twentieth part of an ounce. Vide Weights.

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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.
He reached into a drawer, pulled out an invoice from England and said, "Do you see those denominations or yards, feet and inches, gallons and pints, two kinds of ounces, grains and pennyweights, the whole summed up in pounds, shillings and pence?