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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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"No tea or merchandise described as tea shall be examined for importation into the United States, or released by the Customs Service, under the Tea Importation Act unless the importer or consignee of such tea or merchandise has paid, before the examination, a fee in an amount equal to- (1) 10 cents for each hundred weight or fraction thereof of the tea or merchandise; or (2) the approximate cost of the examinations; whichever amount is less.
One hundred weight at a time were roasted in one of four cylindrical ovens which span slowly over a coke fire.
The crossing at the junctions weighed up to two hundred weight, made up of copper and solid brass.
Prices for stocker calves and feeder cattle were extremely high in 2000, hovering around $1.00 per hundred weight for the last half of 2000.
200 YEARS AGO: Whereas in the night of Friday last the Warehouse belonging to William Pitchfork, of Tipton, in the county of Stafford, was broken open and upwards of one hundred weight of roasted coffee stolen thereout.
The majority of Guatemala's coffee producers have small plots known as parcelas, which produce less than forty hundred weight of Arabica beans for export each year.
This must be the ultimate lining - a half hundred weight of cheese folllowed by the same of rice.
It was rough and ready but we had some great times and although we hadn't much money and a tiny back yard, no garden, just an outside toilet, a clothesline and a hundred weight of coal under the window, we were always laughing.