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Hundred Weight

100 pounds. Cwt is used in some futures contracts and other derivatives in which the weight of the underlying asset is required. For example, a contract may state that the seller will deliver 3 Cwt, meaning 300 pounds. This convention has been in use in the United States since the 19th century.
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While soft drinks are consumed by the gallon, ice cream by the ton and sweets chewed by the hundredweight by these so-called deprived children, how dare we say there is any hardship?
While CWT was operating its herd retirement program, members paid 10 cents per hundredweight on its members' milk volume.
Tony Wale caught a hundredweight of carp and bream when he pole fished pellets on the Match Lake at White Springs.
Estimated cost of farrow-to-finish production was $54 per live hundredweight in 2008 and $50 in 2009.
Jack Wakefield, the owner, said: "She goes about 30 miles on 120 gallons of water and a hundredweight of coal and is, therefore, quite cheap to run.
Millions of tons of coal were extracted, a lot of it at the rate of 45 hundredweight per man shift, 61% higher than the national average.
Prices for steer calves weighing 400 to 500 pounds averaged $105 per hundredweight, while yearling steers weighing 600 to 700 pounds averaged $93 per hundredweight.
My kids loved the thing, it humped several hundredweight of floor tiles without blinking, and was genuinely fun to drive.
Another thing they have in common is a rare capacity to consume sweets - sometimes by the hundredweight.
This statue of the Iron Duke, which stands on top of a 128ft column in Liverpool's city centre, is made of bronze, weighs five tons four hundredweight and was handed over to the city by Mr John Torr, a local MP.
I am coming to the county show with Little John Elliott and a hundredweight of air-drying clay, so everyone will have the chance to make a tile to take away and paint at home.
Only too pleased to help out the Spinal Injuries Association, who will benefit from the Vodafone-sponsored finale which follows the main action on the Berkshire course, Chance added: "Looks Like Trouble's legs have been fine - there is never any problem until you start jumping and then ten or 12 hundredweight of horseflesh starts ringing the alarm bells.