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The paper is fed from reels placed at the two ends in decks, one above the other, each reel containing about five miles of paper, and weighing about fourteen hundredweight.
The heaviest bell, the ' tenor ', weighs 27 hundredweight, 2 quarters and 5 pounds and sounds a C sharp note.
The mixed ore is conveyed to the works in wooden measures which ' hold a hundredweight each.
I don't suppose he'll be so cheerful once he's moved four hundredweight of cast iron and driven back to St. Malo.
It can also be called the long hundredweight to distinguish it from what the Americans call the short hundredweight, which is 100 lbs.