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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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(Aver-de-pais,) Awyr-de-paiis, n. [ME. auer de peis (Wyclif), e.m.E. auerdepaise (1502), AF. aveir de peis ‘goods of weight’.] Weight, avoirdupois. — 14.. Acts I. 305/2.
Of al maner of thingis of awyr de paiis, of ilk C. pund … twa peniis

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