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hundredweight

1. Brit a unit of weight equal to 112 pounds or 50.802 35 kilograms
2. US and Canadian a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds or 45.359 24 kilograms
3. a metric unit of weight equal to 50 kilograms

hundredweight

[′hən·drə‚dwāt]
(science and technology)
Abbreviated cwt.
A unit of weight, in common use in the United States, equal to 100 pounds or the weight of 45.359237 kilograms. Also known as cental; centner; kintal; quintal; short hundredweight.
A unit of weight in common use in the United Kingdom equal to 112 pounds or to the weight of 50.80234544 kilograms. Also known as long hundredweight.
A unit of weight in troy measure equal to 100 troy pounds or the weight of 37.32417216 kilograms.
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31 per hundredweight overall (table 1), but had a significant result in only 1 of the 3 years the program had been available at the time of the study (table 4).
I think whenever we get the data back from our summer sales, that premium this year might be as much as $2 to $3 per hundredweight," says Kelley.
35 per hundredweight for 2013, above the national average of $20.
increased to an average of $44 per hundredweight compared to $40 per hundredweight in the same quarter last year.
In very still , frosty weather, wind turbines do not generate any electricity , but massive chunks of ice, weighing several hundredweight, can form on the long blades.
4 million hundredweight of rice this year --about 48 percent of the nation's total rice output, according to Bobby Coats, agricultural policy analyst for the extension service.
The college authorities gave them a pitch, a rugby ball and changing facilities in exchange for a hundredweight of coal to heat the water for the showers.
Multiply that by 63, add a hundredweight of chains, a spectrum of highlights and you're afforded a glimpse into the confusing world of an indie rock festival.
An auction yard manager in Kansas said he has seen top-grade packer horses selling for as much as $80 per hundredweight about $10 to $15 higher than at this time Last year.
0 million hundredweight, five percent ahead of 1999, and four percent above the previous record set in 1998.
And they are so badly designed that only an in form contortionist can possibly get their bodies into the correct position to keep the car running while reaching the payment machine/window and simultaneously lifting the requisite half hundredweight of cash.
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