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Tael

A unit of weight in Taiwan approximately equivalent to 37.5 grams. It is used primarily in the sale of bulk foodstuffs. An equivalent term is niu.
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The Veps suffixes -ahta and -hta have productive equivalents in Finnish, Estonian and Karelian (Erelt, Kasik, Metslang, Rajandi, Ross, Saari, Tael, Vare 1995 : 453-455).
Length alternation can take place in a stem when a stop or sibilant is preceded by a long vocalic interval or a voiced consonant, or when followed by a voiced consonant (Erelt, Kasik, Metslang, Rajandi, Ross, Saari, Tael, Vare 1995 : 144-145), e.
At the exchange rate then current, 450 million taels would have equaled about 67 million [pounds sterling] or $333 million according to Jonathan Spence, The Search for Modern China, 3rd ed.
Feng [Irst assisted [the project] with ten thousands taels of [his own] silver, which was followed by donations from a variety of others from the Prince of Lu, princesses, Honored Consorts, to eunuchs.
The Vietnam Boat People tragedy which cost the lives of at least 200,000 and probably 400,000 drowned at sea, enriched the coffers of the Government of Vietnam as typically, its officials collected 10 taels of gold (about $3,000 at that time) from every adult and needless to say, all their belongings.
In the historic Treaty of Shanyuan (Chanyuan), the Song government agreed to pay the Liao an annual payment of 200,000 bolts of silk and 100,000 taels of silver.
According to the treaty, China ceded Taiwan and its affiliated islands to Japan, and paid Japan as a war indemnity the sum of 200 million Kuping taels.
4 In a staked burlap tent lit by pitch torches, count with bamboo rods (the knot is zero)-- a thousand silver taels, a horizon of wheat, forty six elephants-- You must throw yourself into this battle which will never end and there is no shame if you are captured and paraded naked before the enemy slaves, no fault if your parents are sold for a handful of barley and dung smeared on the tablets.
But those two wars with those little Jinchuan bandits [ci liang Jinchuan xiaokou [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]], whose land does not cover 500 li, and who number fewer than 30,000, cost us seventy million taels and took five years
However, the three-dimensional set pieces, including saws and grinding stones, freezing ice and boiling cauldron, sword-hill and blood-ditch, are compared to two-dimensional paintings; and the thousand taels of cash spent on the lavish set converted to paper hell-money in a modern interpretation:
Similarly, Johan Taels insists that subjectivity is "inextricably connected with commitment.
Top coin and paper earners in Hong Kong included a CHINA Kiangnan 7 Mace 2 Candareens (Dollar), ND (1897) that realized $388,375, more than five times its original pre-sale high estimate, and a CHINA--EMPIRE Board of Revenue 50 Taels, Year 4 (1854) P-A13b that finished at $119,500, nearly four times its pre-sale high estimate.