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  • n. Plural form of tonne.


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  • David McAvoyCautley, Cumbria• Your report 24 May states that the former mayor Gary Shaw uses the expression "tonnes and tonnes".

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  • Surely 4000 tonnes is enough to build a huge moon base or several stations in interesting places across the Solar System or any other plan.

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  • I can just consume my fresh supply of garlic in tonnes and keep my labmates out of the odour range.

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  • [Cunard’s] flagship vessel weighs 151,400 tonnes is anybody’s guess.

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  • A 378 can’t really hold much (34 tonnes is not much; the ship is ~3000 tonnes).

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  • In the long-term the country is aiming to produce 600,000 tonnes, that is about three times current production.

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  • This compares with the yield of a conventional cane type at 17.4 tons per hectare, sugar output at 6.9 tons, ethanol production at 1.4 kiloliters and bagasse volume at 7.8 tonnes, which is too small to produce sufficient energy for a processing plant.

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  • Forecast for Malawi indicate an above average maize harvest of 2.33 million tonnes, which is a slight reduction over the pre - vious season's record output of 2.48 million tonnes.

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  • Production - FAO figures for 112 countries showed total world production in 1981 to be in excess of 145 million tonnes, which is second only to the potato among major root crops.

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  • Vale of Glamorgan said its 4,600 tonnes, which is the same as last year but almost double that of previous years, gives it enough for 80 days of continuous gritting.

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