[Sca-cooks] Avoirdupois Weight
lordhunt at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 14:24:57 PDT 2008
Stefan li Rous wrote:
> Johnnae answered Kathiline with:
> <<< Here commonly an ounce ought to be the avoirdupois ounce which is
> 7000/16. >>>
> I remember us, mainly Bear, talking about avoirdupois ounces vs.
> regular/English ounces before, but what do these "7000/16" numbers
> represent or mean?
I don't know but my info is:
Castilian ounces, i.e., avoirdupois ounces are sixteen ounces which are
equal to 1 lb while 12 apothecary ozs are equal 1 lb. These were used to
measure spices. See ES: Carroll-Mann. _Guisados 2-art_. Jun 6, 01:ftn
21; and ES: Perry Sep 5, 00:ftn 19.
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