Arroba


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Arroba

A Portuguese measure of weight approximately equivalent to 14.69 kilograms. It became obsolete after Lusophone countries adopted the metric system in the 19th century.
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Moreover, the extra sum they are willing to pay per arroba is all the higher the bigger the stock is of the seller because that makes the buyers less fearful of default on the part of the seller.
Regardless of supply and demand, curas used these prices as a base onto which they added a freight charge of four reales per arroba.
In modern times, the largest tinaja made in Colmenar de Oreja in 1887 was never fired because it was too large to fit into any kiln; its capacity of 1041 arrobas (Garcia Fernandez 1948: 657) is equivalent to more than 16,000 litres.
Nissan is extremely pleased to have recently hired Arroba, Thetard, and Thompson, three of the country's top young automotive design graduates," said Bruce Campbell, director of design for NDI.
Over the past four years, cattle prices have doubled with a peak last year of $30 per arroba.
However due to internal conflicts, British navel blockades, and a destructive invasion of locust and other disruptive events, after 1812 quantity and value of sugar exports had dropped: from 95, 016 Arrobas in 1811, to 12,236 in 1812 and continued it downward spiral thereafter.
Mas em 1814 a situacao ja esta bastante invertida--1752 arrobas destinadas aos portos das cidades do Porto e Lisboa, contra 317 arrobas enviadas para o Rio de Janeiro--e assim se manteve ate 1821.
A Cuban official is more likely to speak about caballerias, cordeles, quintales and arrobas than about hectares and kilograms.
They paid me seventeen-thirty per hundred arrobas, while it cost me twenty per to grow and harvest it.
416-420: "Dudosa empresa tomais,/ por ser la tierra exquisita,/ y muy poblada de sierpes,/ de viboras serpentinas,/ de tigres, de onzas, de arrobas.
O hospital absorvia toneladas de carne esfacelada, mumias recentes, arrobas de membros partidos.