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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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They were accused of shipping tons of cannabis into Scotland from southern Spain hidden in specially adapted buses carrying local kids from Glasgow's East End to football tournaments.
The removal of the soil is necessary because of international restrictions on soil shipments and the cost of shipping tons of dirt.
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.