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During the earlier period the daily ration ranged from 80 to 100 grammes, that is, about 2-2/3 oz.
My Days of Adventure The Fall of France, 1870-71 Ernest Alfred Vizetelly 1887
He says the Flyer was designed to weigh the same as the average paperback book 420 grammes, about half the weight of an iPad, and will be far smaller.
Actually, as Winston was aware, the chocolate ration was to be reduced from thirty grammes to twenty at the end of the present week.
When I was at Gatwick in the early 90s, the Preventiive (uniformed) intercepted a Nigerian woman with 350 grammes of heroin stuffed up her front end.
What A Load Of Pants! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2009
It took the silk from 23,000 spiders to weave 25 grammes of silk, and there are 1.5kg of silk in the cape.
The controversial projectile, a small fabric pillow filled with around 40 grammes of lead shot, is one of the most commonly used projectiles in US policing, though it was withdrawn for 18 years after a fatal incident in 1971.
They show that the light required to grow the 500 grammes of wheat that a loaf of bread contains would cost, at current prices, £9.82.
"The newcomer, dubbed Rhynchocyon udzungwensis, stands head and shoulders above his cousins, weighing in at a massive 700 grammes (1.5 pounds), about 25 percent larger than any other known sengi."
Archive 2008-01-01 2008
After holding talks in the German town of Straubing on Monday (9 June), the two leaders threw their weight behind a European Commission proposal to limit average CO2 emissions of new cars to 120 grammes/km from 2012.
Archive 2008-06-01 2008
And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grammes a week.