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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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Now, I have supplementary reservoirs capable of holding a hundred tons. Therefore I can sink to a considerable depth.
Now, if I have made reservoirs of a size equal to this tenth, or capable of holding 150 tons, and if I fill them with water, the boat, weighing then 1,507 tons, will be completely immersed.
Aronnax, an iron vessel costs L145 per ton. Now the Nautilus weighed
"An' when I come un tull Auckland short o' coal, after lettun' her druft sux days wuth the fires out tull save the coal, an' wuth only twenty tons in my bunkers, I was thunkun' o' the lossin' o' time an' the expense, an' tull save the owners I took her un an' out wi'out pilotage.
After loadun' ot Portland I hod tull take on suxty tons o' coal tull last me tull Comox.
You understand that we have nothing to do here with projectiles weighing at most but half a ton."
Armstrong guns discharging shot of 500 pounds, and the Rodman guns projectiles of half a ton! It seems, then, that if projectiles have gained in range, they have lost far more in weight.
The amount of fuel sold in the first half of 2019 included 466,396 tons of diesel fuel, 76,632 tons of biogasoline, 44,861 tons of diesel fuel for farming, 32,182 tons of petroleum, 22,304 tons of car gas, 15,159 tons of fuel gas and 8,793 tons of gasoline.
"Of this volume, 111,646 tons accounted for raw sugar.
In particular, demand in North rebounded compared to prior months (total dispatches went up by 5% YoY / 10% MoM to 3.52mn tons).
18,800 tons of meat were exported to Kyrgyzstan in 8 months of 2018.