Usage examples for hundredweight

  1. Yon fellow in the pulpit fires shells of a hundredweight, I should say. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  2. Hans ran and ran without stopping, until he came to the sea- shore, and there far, far out on the water, he perceived a little boat in which his faithless comrades were sitting; and in fierce anger he leapt, without thinking what he was doing, club in hand into the water, and began to swim, but the club, which weighed a hundredweight, dragged him deep down until he was all but drowned. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  3. " They are pretty heavy," the mate said, " I should say a hundredweight each." – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  4. This is the cheerful part of my news; otherwise this horrible Paris presses on me with a hundredweight. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  5. It was just the same with the coal: if they had been able to afford it, they could have bought a ton of the same class of coal for twenty- six shillings, but buying it as they did, by the hundredweight, they had to pay at the rate of thirty- three shillings and fourpence a ton. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  6. It had become perfectly dark in her rooms, and the solitude and silence there oppressed her like a hundredweight burden. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  7. By some process of evil enchantment every ounce grew to weigh a pound, every pound a hundredweight. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  8. Thus it is meaningless to say that a piece of string capable of withstanding a strain of half a hundredweight ought to have withstood a strain of half a ton. – Determinism or Free-Will? by Chapman Cohen
  9. Dairy farmers were losing money on every hundredweight of milk they produced. – State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter by Jimmy Carter
  10. In 1895 the average price of beef cattle in the principal markets of this country was $ 4. 40 per hundredweight; in 1900, it had increased to $ 5. 80; in 1907 the average was $ 7. 60; in 1910, $ 8. 85; in 1911, $ 9. 35; in 1912, $ 10. 25; in 1915, $ 11. 60; and in 1916, about $ 11. 90 per hundredweight. – Louisiana Beef Cattle by William Carter Stubbs
  11. It weighs over a hundredweight, requires two men to lift it, and has occupied four men from noon till five o'clock in the afternoon to make it." – Old Church Lore by William Andrews
  12. Here is an instance of the latter kind in which the minor term is at fault- Anything over a hundredweight is too heavy to lift. – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  13. It is a wonder they did not bring her into the town in triumph on their shoulders, which would have been no joke, for she weighed at least two hundredweight. – St. Peter's Umbrella by Kálmán Mikszáth
  14. Sometimes, as he staggered into barracks after a long day, carrying a rifle made of lead and wearing a pair of boots weighing a hundredweight apiece, he dropped dead asleep on his bedding before he could eat his dinner. – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  15. A good and well- managed estate should produce an average crop of ten hundredweight per acre, leaving a net profit of fifteen shillings per hundredweight under favorable circumstances. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  16. Jack laughed at this, but it was no laughing matter; for the Giant looked all around the room, and even put his finger on the lid of the copper, till it seemed as if a stone of a hundredweight had fallen upon the lid. – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  17. Two- thirds of a dozen, one hundredweight, one eighth of a gross, twelve per cent, off, and twenty- three per cent. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  18. In all, the carcass must have exceeded five hundredweight. – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  19. Coal, for instance, which costs me about twenty- six shillings for a ton, costs the labourer half as much again as that, because he can only pay for a hundredweight or so at a time. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt