108 x 7000 Bruges wool wt; later the avoirdupois
A complete line of metric and avoirdupois
precision weights that are calibrated and manufactured by the company is offered.
Of course, like with any bountiful buffet, one has to have some restraint, or even with sushi and the like one's avoirdupois
can increase rapidly.
Shedd took an unabashedly guilt-based approach, confronting overweight readers with statements such as 'When God first dreamed you into creation, there weren't one hundred pounds of excess avoirdupois
hanging around your belt" and "We fatties are the only people on earth who can weigh our sins.
If you're not, regardless of whether the avoirdupois
is you or your bags, you pay more.
During the Middle Ages it seems we measured grain in bushels and a bushel, when full of wheat, was reckoned to weigh 64 tower pounds or 56 avoirdupois