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 for Asses
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
        twelve ounces.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

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