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  • noun Plural form of hundredweight.

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Examples

  • No more in her spiritual life than in carrying the hundredweights of grain was there a possibility of a misstep or an overbalancing.

    SAMUEL

  • Then suddenly the guards began to loose random volleys at the roof and brought down hundredweights of splintered stalactite.

    In The Time Of Light

  • Joe waited on her when she got there, put her safely into the railway carriage, and handed in the very little bag after her, as though it were some enormous trunk, hundredweights heavy, which she must on no account endeavour to lift.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • He regulated, indeed, his management of his dependants (who fortunately were but few in number) much upon the principle of the carters whom he observed loading their carts at a neighbouring coal-hill, and who never failed to clap an additional brace of hundredweights on their burden, so soon as by any means they had compassed a new horse of somewhat superior strength to that which had broken down the day before.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • “Oh! the veins of coal are still considerable, and the hundred thousand miners who annually extract from them a hundred millions of hundredweights have not nearly exhausted them.”

    The Mysterious Island

  • “Oh! the veins of coal are still considerable, and the hundred thousand miners who annually extract from them a hundred millions of hundredweights have not nearly exhausted them.”

    The Mysterious Island

  • There must be tens of thousands of them turning out hundredweights of books, monographs and so on on history, all of very high quality -- well, mostly of very high quality, and yet the -- the ignoran -- the general ignorance of history remains, and tested in a number of ways.

    What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response

  • All overhead-yes, out of its own pocket the Company is springing for square leagues of organdy, hogsheads of IG Farben pink and blue Baby Dye, hundredweights of clever Siemens Electric Baby Bulb Pacifiers, giving the suckling Bulb the shape of a 110-volt current without the least trickle of power.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • In addition to taking hundreds of tons of oil fuel on board through snaking hose he had to order and stow thousands of spare parts — from electric-light bulbs to pieces of metal weighing several hundredweights — for the great diesel engines.

    Graf Spee

  • There was not money enough of any kind, in many parts of the country, to pay the salaries of the ministers; so that they sometimes had to take quintals [Footnote: Quintals: hundredweights.] of fish, bushels of corn, or cords of wood, instead of silver or gold.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

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