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TON. Twenty hundred weight, each hundred weight being one hundred and twelve pounds avoirdupois. See act of congress of Aug. 30, 1842, c. 270, s. 20.

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9 million short tons at an average selling price of $181.
The plant's current continuous galvanizing line can turn out 500,000 short tons of sheet.
2 machine which produces approximately 300,000 short tons a year.
ferrous scrap consumed in 2003 (approximately 11 million short tons exported vs.
Secondary smelters vary from small (about 3000 short tons annually) to complex operations (up to 120,000 short tons/year).
Potash sales in the first quarter of 2010 were 243,000 short tons compared to 99,000 short tons in the first quarter of 2009.
Only 529m short tons (MMst), or about 23%, were "hard coal" (anthracite and bituminous).
Potash sales in the first quarter were 99,000 short tons compared to 213,000 short tons in the first quarter of 2008.
Designed to sustain 18 wells, the platform will have a 3,200-short ton eight-legged jacket and a two-level deck weighing just over 2,500 short tons, with more than 3,300 short tons of piles.
The daily production based on recycled fiber will be 80 to 100 short tons per day of high-quality towel and bathroom tissue grades.
4 percent of global phosphate (phosphoric acid) capacity, with annual processed phosphate production capacity of about 13 million short tons.