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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).
A six-foot high brazier weighing three hundredweight was hoisted into position at the summit in a 90 minute operation.
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.
While Allardyce looks every inch a master butcher, using his hightech mouthpiece not to make tactical changes but to order another hundredweight of loin chops, he's the man bookies will surely make favourite to take charge of England once Sir Quiff gets the boot (early next month by my reckoning).
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.
As a youngster I used to go to their yard with an old pram to collect either a hundredweight of coke or coal for our family fire.
John then goes on to detail how he will deliver the hundredweight sign in Scotland and England.
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.
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The industry paid US$17 per hundredweight for rice brought to plants and the Government of Panama will contribute an additional US$7.