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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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By Tuesday, they were mobilizing researchers, shipping tons of research equipment overnight to Seattle, arranging to load a research vessel that happened to be docked nearby, and catching last-minute flights--all for the rare chance to witness an undersea volcanic eruption.
We've doubled our sales every year since our inception, and right now we are shipping tons of ink per day.
Father-of-three Carbin has already served a six-year sentence in Spain for shipping tons of cannabis from the Costa del Sol in beer cans.