The quantity of mother-of-pearl-shell, communibus annis, sold there is two thousand piculs, at six dollars a picul.
Rice of foreign importation is weighed and quoted by the picul of 133⅓ lbs.
In these cases an industrious workman may obtain as much as one picul in a week.
For instance, if it then cost $12 a picul, $8 will be advanced to the planter on the crops in the ground.
This is divided between the two houses, and the price they pay is from four to five dollars the picul.
The price of this manure varies with the quality from one dollar to three dollars the picul.
It was purchased by the picul of 133-1/2 pounds, the price varying from eight to ten dollars for the picul.
In the Chinese markets, a picul of Munang is worth 15 to 25 dollars.
A common estimate of the average number of nuts required for a picul is three hundred.
It takes eight cabanes measure (vide p. 276) of fresh-picked ripe berries to turn out one picul weight of clean beans.