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chaldron

[′chȯl·drən]
(mechanics)
A unit of volume in common use in the United Kingdom, equal to 36 bushels, or 288 gallons, or approximately 1.30927 cubic meters.
A unit of volume, formerly used for measuring solid substances in the United States, equal to 36 bushels, or approximately 1.26861 cubic meters.
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I put mum through hell," admitted Kelly, of Chaldron Way, Eaglescliffe.
They then went to Mr Knights-Gibbons' house in Chaldron Way, Eaglescliffe.
Coal from Leazes Main Colliery was carried in trains of up to 10 chaldrons, or wagons, each holding loads of 53cwt to collier boats at the mouth of the Ouseburn.
These could be as simple as sums of money in pounds, shillings, and pence, or as complicated as adding volumes (of dry materials such as grain) in chaldrons, bushels, pecks, gallons, quarts, and pints.
40) In his survey of early depictions of hell he cites, for instance, graphic portrayals such as John Wigmore's in 1619: "if all the agonies of the spirit of man, that euer were since life was first; if all the tyrannies of humane inuention: as hot glowing ouens; fiery furnaces; chaldrons of boyling oyle; roasting vpon spits; nipping of the flesh with pincers; parting of the nayles and finger ends with needles, and the like; if all these tortures were ioyned in one, to shew their force vpon one wretched soule, yet were they all as the biting of a flea, a very nothing, in respect of hel, where God hath shewne the power of his vengeance, in preparing that infinite, endlesse, ineffable, insufferable place of torments.