Troy weight, the weight which gold and silver, jewels, and the like, are weighed. It was so named from
Troyes, in France, where it was first adopted in Europe. The troy ounce is supposed to have been brought
from Cairo during the crusades. In this weight the pound is divided into 12 ounces, the ounce into 20
pennyweights, and the pennyweight into 24 grains; hence, the troy ounce contains 480 grains, and the
troy pound contains 5760 grains. The avoirdupois pound contains 7000 troy grains; so that 175 pounds
troy equal 144 pounds avoirdupois, or 1 pound troy = 0.82286 of a pound avoirdupois, and 1 ounce troy
= 1&frac17x175 or 1.09714 ounce avoirdupois. Troy weight when divided, the pound into 12 ounces, the
ounce into 8 drams, the dram into 3 scruples, and the scruple into 20 grains, is called apothecaries' weight,
used in weighing medicines, etc. In the standard weights of the United States, the troy ounce is divided
decimally down to the &frac1x10000 part.
(Troy) n. Troy weight.
(Troy"ounce) n. See Troy ounce, under Troy weight, above, and under Ounce.
(Tru"age) n. [Cf. OF. truage a tax. See True.]
1. A pledge of truth or peace made on payment of a tax. [Obs.] Ld. Berners.
2. A tax or impost; tribute. [Obs.] R. of Gloucester.
(Tru"an*cy) n. The act of playing truant, or the state of being truant; as, addicted to truancy.
(Tru"and) n. & a. See Truant. [Obs.]
(Tru"ant), n. [F. truand, OF. truant, a vagrant, beggar; of Celtic origin; cf. W. tru, truan, wretched,
miserable, truan a wretch, Ir. trogha miserable, Gael. truaghan a poor, distressed, or wretched creature,
truagh wretched.] One who stays away from business or any duty; especially, one who stays out of
school without leave; an idler; a loiterer; a shirk. Dryden.
I have a truant been to chivalry.Shak. To play truant, to stray away; to loiter; especially, to stay out of school without leave. Sir T. Browne
(Tru"ant), a. Wandering from business or duty; loitering; idle, and shirking duty; as, a truant boy.
While truant Jove, in infant pride,Trumbull.
Played barefoot on Olympus' side.
(Tru"ant), v. i. [Cf. F. truander.] To idle away time; to loiter, or wander; to play the truant. Shak.
By this means they lost their time and truanted on the fundamental grounds of saving knowledge.Lowell.
(Tru"ant), v. t. To idle away; to waste. [R.]
I dare not be the authorFord.
Of truanting the time.
(Tru"ant*ly), adv. Like a truant; in idleness.
(Tru"ant*ship), n. The conduct of a truant; neglect of employment; idleness; truancy. Ascham.
(Trub) n. [Cf. Truffle.] A truffle. [Obs.]
(Trub"tall`) n. [Prov. E. trub slut; cf. Sw. trubbig stumpy.] A short, squat woman. [Obs.] Ainsworth.
(Tru*bu") n. (Zoöl.) An East India herring (Clupea toli) which is extensively caught for the sake of
its roe and for its flesh.