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  • n. Plural form of chalder.

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Examples

  • "chalders" and "bolls" ([Greek: lebaetes] and [Greek: tripodes]), as in Scotland when coin was scarce indeed.

    Homer and His Age

  • That of Milford, of which however only about 6,000 chalders are annually exported, sells generally at from 50s. to 60s. per chaldron in the London market -- a price vastly exceeding the finest

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 17, No. 469, January 1, 1831

  • Independent of foreign trade, 55,066 chalders of culm and 10,319 tons of stone-coal were shipped coastwise in 1819: last year the ports of Swansea and Neath shipped 123,000 chalders of stone-coal and culm.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 17, No. 469, January 1, 1831

  • The public fires which were made on these occasions, as I have calculated it, must necessarily have cost the city about 200 chalders of coals a week, if they had continued, which was indeed a very great quantity; but as it was thought necessary, nothing was spared.

    A Journal Of The Plague Year

  • Scots, while Knox and four superintendents got a few chalders of wheat and “bear.”

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • The Earl of Argyle's service, in conducting to the surrender of the insolent and wicked race and name of MacGregor, notorious common malefactors, and in the in-bringing of MacGregor, with a great many of the leading men of the clan, worthily executed to death for their offences, is thankfully acknowledged by an Act of Parliament, 1607, chap. 16, and rewarded with a grant of twenty chalders of victual out of the lands of Kintire.

    Rob Roy

  • Lauderdale; and I offer to buy forty chalders of victual from my Lord

    Claverhouse

  • Scots, while Knox and four superintendents got a few chalders of wheat and "bear."

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • I would not have you to count men to be rich and glorious men by their estates in the world -- that he can spend so many chalders of victual yearly, or so many thousand merks.

    The Covenants And The Covenanters Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation

  • Highland minister did before -- turning sinners as a colley dog turns sheep -- a favourite of the Duke of Argyle, and drawing a stipend of eight hundred punds Scots, and four chalders of victual.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

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