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## Re: pounds

 To: Godafoss@aol.com, mjb@spitfire.cs.utah.edu Re: pounds TR6Massey@aol.com Wed, 2 Oct 1996 22:21:09 -0400 Triumphs@autox.team.net
 ```In a message dated 96-10-01 23:33:08 EDT, Godafoss@aol.com writes: >A pound of feathers or a pound of gold? Gold is weighed in 14oz pounds, so >the feathers have it with a 16oz pound. Michael, Look up Weights and Measures in the dictionary (or the Encyclopedia) and you will see that gold is wieghed using the Troy units of measurement where almost everything else is weighed using the avordipois (sp?) system of measurements. There are 12 Troy ounces in a Troy pound. There are 16 Ounces (av) in one Pound (av). There are (approx) 14 Ounces (av) in one pound (troy) and there are (approx) 14 ounces (troy) in one pound (av). Of course this last part is strictly coincidental. There are many other incongruities in the "english" system of measurements. For example a barrel of beer is not the same size as a barrel of oil. Just my 2 cents worth. Dave TR6Massey@aol.com St. Louis, MO P.S. I don't know what the weight of gold has to do with this list but the beer and oil sure fits. ```
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