chaldron


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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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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.
It then travels under St Ann's Estate to Ouse Street, from where the tours of a portion of the tunnel begin.Coal from Leazes Main Colliery was carried in trains of up to 10 chaldrons, or wagons, each holding loads of 53 cwt to collier boats at the mouth of the Ouseburn.Tripadvisor currently rates the Victoria Tunnel as the top of Things to do in Newcastle.
Given the monetary system, and the system of weights and measures, in use at the time, arithmetic texts of all types placed considerable emphasis on operations with "denominate numbers." 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.