Picul


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Picul

A unit of weight in Taiwan approximately equivalent to 60 kilograms. It is used primarily in the sale of bulk foodstuffs.
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Sintang produces annually Gold Dust about 4 Piculs, but often much more, and is of an excellent quality, 4 Piculs being worth about 100,000 Dollars, upwards.
However about 1,000 Piculs of it yearly comes to Pontiana.
60] For most of the dynasty, roughly four million piculs of husked grain was shipped each year via the Grand Canal to Beijing on the empire's fleet of over 11,600 barges.
They were none but the lords of ten thousand piculs.
Returning to Sarawak on 3 August 1841, he handed the general cargo over to Hassim and in return, although promised 6,000 piculs of antimony ore, received only 750 piculs, which was loaded on the Swift by the end of October for disposal in Singapore.
Tama Laang came and made arrangement with the Brunis by which they are to pay in a further amount of three piculs [of camphor], l demanded one more payment of three piculs and said l would not press for the remaining six and took the liberty of forgiving the Sepengs that amount, seeing that the interests of traders would be in better condition were this done (de Crespigny 1882:45).