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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ounce  \Ounce\,  n.  [F.  once,  fr  L.  uncia  a  twelfth,  the  twelfth 
  part  of  a  pound  or  of  a  foot:  cf  Gr  ?  bulk,  mass,  atom.  Cf 
  2d  {Inch},  {Oke}.] 
  1.  A  weight,  the  sixteenth  part  of  a  pound  avoirdupois,  and 
  containing  437?  grains. 
  2.  (Troy  Weight)  The  twelfth  part  of  a  troy  pound. 
  Note:  The  troy  ounce  contains  twenty  pennyweights,  each  of 
  twenty-four  grains,  or  in  all  480  grains,  and  is  the 
  twelfth  part  of  the  troy  pound.  The  troy  ounce  is  also 
  a  weight  in  apothecaries'  weight.  [Troy  ounce  is 
  sometimes  written  as  one  word  {troyounce}.] 
  3.  Fig.:  A  small  portion;  a  bit.  [Obs.] 
  By  ounces  hung  his  locks  that  he  had  --Chaucer. 
  {Fluid  ounce}.  See  under  {Fluid},  n. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ounce  \Ounce\,  n.  [F.  once;  cf  It  lonza  Sp  onza;  prob.  for 
  lonce,  taken  as  l'once,  fr  L.  lynx,  Gr  ?,  or  an  (assumed) 
  fem.  adj  lyncea,  from  lynx.  Cf  {Lynx}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  feline  quadruped  ({Felis  irbis,  or  uncia})  resembling  the 
  leopard  in  size,  and  somewhat  in  color,  but  it  has  longer  and 
  thicker  fur,  which  forms  a  short  mane  on  the  back  The  ounce 
  is  pale  yellowish  gray,  with  irregular  dark  spots  on  the  neck 
  and  limbs,  and  dark  rings  on  the  body.  It  inhabits  the  lofty 
  mountain  ranges  of  Asia.  Called  also  {once}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  unit  of  apothecary  weight  equal  to  480  grains  or  one 
  twelfth  of  a  pound  [syn:  {troy  ounce},  {apothecaries' 
  2:  16  drams 
  3:  large  feline  of  upland  central  Asia  having  long  thick 
  whitish  fur  [syn:  {snow  leopard},  {Panthera  uncia}] 

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