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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
As \As\, n.; pl. Asses. [L. as. See Ace.]
1. A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to
nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into
2. A Roman copper coin, originally of a pound weight (12
oz.); but reduced, after the first Punic war, to two
ounces; in the second Punic war, to one ounce; and
afterwards to half an ounce.
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