The consumption of this Article at Madeira and the Azores does not exceed 740,000 cwt.
The export of wheat from British India has increased from 300,000 cwt.
The average estimated yield of the cocoanuts, by the native process, is as follows, viz.:—250 large nuts give one cwt.
This operation takes about twenty minutes, and at one operation about 1½ cwt.
Thus the patent shroud-laid rope, made from clean Petersburgh hemp, was found to break at a strain between 63⁄4 and 71⁄4 cwt.
On the Dana plateau, for example, by the expenditure of 32 hours of labour 48 cwt.
Of goat-skins, the annual stock is about 1200 cwt.; of herb-archel from 1500 to 2000 cwt.
So far as the experiments in England and Scotland may be adduced, one cwt.
Mr. Newham's on a limestone soil, were the heaviest with No. 3—the same as Mr. Cholmeley's—and were 16 cwt.
This is 110 pounds and almost as much, therefore, as the British cwt.