Sentence Examples with the word system of weights and measures

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

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 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).

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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.

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

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

His great reputation led to his being entrusted by the government with several missions; in 1865 he represented Prussia in the conference called at Frankfort to introduce a uniform metric system of weights and measures into Germany.

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.