the total volume of a vessel, expressed in units of 100 cubic feet (gross ton), with certain open structures, deckhouses, tanks, etc., exempted.
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How the Hot Dog Got Its Silly (and Kind of Gross) Name
This July 4th weekend how about taking some time to consider the names of those items you are about to eat? Brace yourself for the short and disputed history of that American grilling favorite: The “hot dog.” Why do we call hot dogs, well, hot dogs? There are a few schools of thought on the origin of this favorite food. Some think that people commonly believed …
Also called gross register tonnage.
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