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quintal

1. a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds
2. a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Quintal

 

(in Russian, tsentner), a subsidiary unit of weight equal to 100 kg. The Russian abbreviation is ts; in countries where the Latin alphabet is used, the abbreviation is q. In certain countries, a unit equal to 100 pounds is called a quintal. In the English system of measures, a unit equal to 100 pounds is called a short hundredweight, or (chiefly in Great Britain) a cental.

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quintal

[′kwint·əl]
(science and technology)
(mechanics)
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Mr Mohamed addressed Ms Quintal directly: "I did not know you were the Africa programme co-ordinator.
Prices again touched a high of Rs 1,600 per quintal by the end of April this year.
Ms Quintal says he was very hostile to Ms Mumo when he interrogated her but luckily left the room after receiving a phone call.Mr Mohamed addressed Ms Quintal directly: "I did not know you were the Africa programme co-ordinator.
Quintal tweeted before 1am on Tuesday morning that she and her colleague had been released.
Sugar ready M-30 and S-30 prices traded lower by Rs 50 each to settle at Rs 3,560-3,750 and Rs 3,550-3,740 per quintal.
Among cash crops, the MSP of cotton has been raised by ` 50 to ` 4,100 per quintal for long staple and ` 3,800 per quintal for medium staple cotton for 2015- 16.
On January 31, guar gum was trading at Rs 13,788 per quintal on the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX).
The abundant harvests in Brazil and Colombia have pushed down the price of grain, which could reach less than $100 a quintal, reports Laprensa.com.ni (Oct.
He also stressed the recent presidential measure to subsidize until August 31,2009, hard wheat at a rate of respectively 15 dinars the quintal and 10 dinars the quintal for tender wheat , barley and triticale.
Under which the MSP of wheat has been increased to Rs 1,840 per quintal from Rs 1,450, MSP of gram increased to Rs 4,620 from Rs 3,175 per quintal, and MSP of mustard increased to Rs 4200 from Rs 3100 per quintal.
figure By THE CITIZEN DAR ES SALAAM,The two Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) staff who had been detained in Tanzania, Ms Angela Quintal and Muthoki, Mumo have safely left the country, the watchdog has said.The journalists were detained on Wednesday by Tanzanian immigration officials while on a reporting mission for the CPJ.
CPJ's sub-Saharan Africa representative Muthoki Mumo, a Kenyan, and Angela Quintal, CPJ's Africa program coordinator were picked from their hotel in Dar es Salaam, taken to a secret location and questioned for several hours before being released.