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DWT

Acronym for dime weight, also called pennyweight. A measure of weight in the Troy system equal to 24 gr, 0.05 oz, or 1.55 g.
Synonym(s): pennyweight

pennyweight

An obsolete, non-SI (International system) unit of mass, equal to 1.555 g.

pennyweight

(pĕn-nē-wāt)
Troy weight containing 24 gr or 120 of a troy ounce; equal to 1.555 g. This unit of measure was previously used for describing the quantities of precious metals, as the amount of gold needed for dental restorations.
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To complement its online payment schedule, GoldFellow created the interactive Gold Payments Gallery which displays photos of actual jewelry the company purchased along with the item's karat, weight stated in both grams and pennyweight and price paid.
DONALD REVELL is the author often collections of poetry, most recently of A Thief of Strings (2007) and Pennyweight Windows: New at Selected Poems (2005), both from Alice James Books.
plus live bands in The Hole In The Wall, The Quaker House and The Pennyweight pubs and the Dolphin Centre.
THIS actually begins: My grandfathers clock/Was too large for the shelf,/So it stood ninety years on the floor:/It was taller by half/ Than the old man himself,/ Though it weighed not a pennyweight more.
A Beeb with a pennyweight of mercy would have arranged a transmission-long breakdown two minutes in.
Tom grew the monster gooseberry which weighed in at 34 pennyweight and 4 grains back in 1952 for Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society Show.