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TROY WEIGHT. A weight less ponderous than the avoirdupois weight, in the proportion of seven thousand, for the latter, to five thousand seven hundred and sixty, to the former. Dane's Ab. Index, h.t. Vide Weights.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Additionally, by the end of the century two more pounds were introduced, the troy pound and the avoirdupois pound, which were in use until metrication.
One troy ounce is 1.097 customary ounces, so that one troy pound (comprising 12 troy ounces) weighs about 0.823 customary pounds.
The 62-year-old Whale Toyota Bees chief said: 'I've bet Troy pounds 10 I'll beat him to the first turn.'