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hundredweight; hundredweights. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This operation takes about twenty minutes, and at one operation about 1½ cwt.

  • The articles brought to us at the Kenia--in all something over 300 cwt.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • Six hundred neat block-houses awaited as many families; 50,000 cwt.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • On the Dana plateau, for example, by the expenditure of 32 hours of labour 48 cwt.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • So far as the experiments in England and Scotland may be adduced, one cwt.

    Guano Solon Robinson
  • Miners beneath the wood were bound to sell not less than a cwt.

    The Forest of Dean H. G. Nicholls
  • The export of wheat from British India has increased from 300,000 cwt.

  • That is about as much nitrogen as would be contained in 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cwt.

  • Many who cannot afford it in the week buy a quarter of a cwt.

    The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies
  • This is 110 pounds and almost as much, therefore, as the British cwt.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
British Dictionary definitions for cwt


Word Origin
c, from the Latin numeral C one hundred (centum)
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