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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Oz. (for ounce).
 
z made with a tail (3) resembles the old terminal mark 3, indicating a contraction—as vi3. a contraction of vi[delicet]; quib3, a contraction of quibus; s3, a contraction of sed (but), and so on.   1
 


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