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hundredweight in Measurement topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhundredweighthun‧dred‧weight /ˈhʌndrədweɪt/ noun (plural hundredweight) [countable] (written abbreviation cwt)  TMa unit for measuring weight, equal to 112 pounds or 50.8 kilograms in Britain, and 100 pounds or 45.3 kilograms in the US
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hundredweightAn acre became a field, a hundredweight a ton, and a guinea became a fortune.Digging up danger ... half a hundredweight of bullets in a rose bed.The cheapest I can buy them for my dinner is £2.50 per half hundredweight bag.A pack-camel could carry a load of some six hundredweight or 300 kilograms.He's so underfed, his weight is three hundredweight below normal.