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tons of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtons of somethingtons of somethinginformalLOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT a lot of something I’ve got tons of work to do. ton
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tons of somethingThat could lead to losses of a significant portion of the 100,000 tons of city-generated waste handled by county landfills.About 100 tons of contaminated sediments still lie on the ocean floor.The landed vehicle then offloads its 400 tons of water, leaving only 100 tons of hydrogen and oxygen in its tanks.By August of 1824 the stamps were pounding away and 50 tons of concentrate were ready for market.They must be making tons of money.Meanwhile tons of sound equipment seized by police has today been reclaimed by the people who hired it out.During the course of a year, 1.1 million tons of merchandise and 800,000 head of livestock were dealt with.The proposed site is reported to contain around 3.5 million tons of talc.On loan from the Mesa Southwest Museum, the exhibit includes skeletons and eggs, along with tons of other dino-type artifacts.
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