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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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``He says it is a seedling but he has not been g r o wing long enough and we have no proof that it is.'' Peter, a graduate who studied horticulture at Reaseheath College, near Nantwich, has set a target of 10 years to beat the world record of 39 pennyweights held by local champion Kelvin Archer.
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