Sentence Examples with the word system of weights

These conditions may be exactly realized by a system of weights reciprocated by slotted bars, the crank shaft driving the slotted bars rotating uniformly.

The metric system of weights and measures has been officially adopted, but the old Spanish system is still in general use.

The metric system of weights and measures was legalized in January 1893.

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The conditions regulating the balancing of a system of weights reciprocating under the action of accelerating forces given by the above expression are investigated in a paper by Otto Schlick, On Balancing of Steam Engines, Trans, Inst.

The metric system of weights and measures has been adopted, but the old Spanish standards remain in general use.

AVOIRDUPOIS, or Averdupois (from the French avoir de pois, goods of weight), the name of a system of weights used in Great Britain and America for all commodities except the precious metals, gems and medicines.

The metric system of weights and measures has been officially adopted, but many older standards are used, such as the libra (1.012 lb avoirdupois), alqueire (0.36 imperial bushel), moio (2.78 imp. bushels), almude of Lisbon (3.7 imp. gallons) and almude of Oporto (5.6 imp. gallons).

The metric system of weights and measures was introduced by law in 1884, but the old Spanish system is still in use.

The metric system of weights and measures has been adopted so widely that it forms the most suitable basis for the titrage or counts of yarns.

Herodotus further states that Pheidon established a system of weights and measures throughout Peloponnesus, to which Ephorus and the Parian Chronicle add that he was the first to coin silver money, and that his mint was at Aegina.