I do tons of writing that is not yet scenic but more schematic.
“People ran up tons and tons of money—about $12,000,” he says.
These 95,000 tons of “force projection,” as the Defense Department puts it, cost $6.2 billion.
“They have tons of literature on why certain things are good for you and what they offer,” she says.
And Lady L, tipping the scales at 225 tons, is no Mary-Kate Olsen.
The dyer mixes his dyes for the coloring of tons of valuable silk and the artist paints under this artificial light.
The fourth was a light, swift-sailing yacht, called the St. Francis, of but thirty tons.
Since 1897 Natal has supplied free of cost 12,000 tons of coal to the British Navy.
He uncovered two tons of ivory, wrapped in rotten native cloth.
The vessel was of 800 tons burthen, and was chartered at 6000 dollars for the voyage.
late 14c., tonne, unit for measuring the carrying capacity of a ship, originally "space occupied by a tun or cask of wine," thus identical to tun (q.v.). The two words were not differentiated until 1680s. The measure of weight is first recorded late 15c.; the spelling ton is from 1530s, and became firmly established 18c.