n. (plural of gramme English)
Usage examples of "grammes".
Not only the diameters, but also the weights, of the French coins are rigidly determined by law, and as the silver five-franc pieces always weigh exactly twenty-five grammes, the united weight of forty of these coins is known to amount to one kilogramme.
No one who had studied his character could be much surprised at the confession that was extorted from him, that for every supposed kilogramme that he had ever sold the true weight was only 750 grammes, or just five and twenty per cent.
And sure enough, following on a gory description of the annihilation of a Eurasian army, with stupendous figures of killed and prisoners, came the announcement that, as from next week, the chocolate ration would be reduced from thirty grammes to twenty.
Actually, as Winston was aware, the chocolate ration was to be reduced from thirty grammes to twenty at the end of the present week.
With the tobacco ration at 100 grammes a week it was seldom possible to fill a pipe to the top.
It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grammes a week.
And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grammes a week.
A hundred grammes is a fair whack for a nineteen-year-old kid to be peddling.
Some of these institutes own several grammes of radium, the commercial price of the gramme being now about $70,000, the cost of production depending on the very small proportion of radium in the ore.