ton vs tonne

ton tonne

Definitions

  • 1) colloquial, hyperbolic A large amount.
  • 2) A unit of volume; register ton.
  • 3) cricket One hundred runs.
  • 4) Fashionable society; those in style.
  • 5) slang A speed of 100 mph.
  • 6) In refrigeration and air conditioning, a unit of thermal power defined as 12,000 BTU/h (about 3.514 kW or 3024 kcal/h), originally the rate of cooling provided by uniform isothermal melting of one short ton of ice per day at 32 °F (0 °C).
  • 7) Fashion, the current style, the vogue.
  • 8) A unit of weight (mass) equal to 2240 pounds (a long ton) or 2000 pounds (a short ton) or 1000 kilograms (a metric ton).
  • 9) slang One hundred pounds sterling.
  • 10) darts One hundred points.
  • 11) A unit for measuring the displacement of ships, equal to 35 cubic feet, and supposed to equal the volume taken by a long ton of seawater.
  • 12) Used adverbially with a or in the plural to mean “to a great degree or extent” or “frequently”.
  • 13) A large extent, amount, or number.
  • 14) A unit of capacity for cargo in maritime shipping, normally estimated at 40 cubic feet.
  • 15) A unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds (0.907 metric ton or 907.18 kilograms).
  • 16) A metric ton.
  • 17) A unit of internal capacity of a ship equal to 100 cubic feet.
  • 18) A unit of weight equal to 2,240 pounds (1.016 metric tons or 1,016.05 kilograms).
  • 19) See in the Vocabulary.
  • 20) The weight of twenty hundredweight.
  • 21) (Com.) A measure of weight or quantity.
  • 22) (Naut. & Com.) A certain weight or quantity of merchandise, with reference to transportation as freight; as, six hundred weight of ship bread in casks, seven hundred weight in bags, eight hundred weight in bulk; ten bushels of potatoes; eight sacks, or ten barrels, of flour; forty cubic feet of rough, or fifty cubic feet of hewn, timber, etc.
  • 23) (Zoöl.) The common tunny, or horse mackerel.
  • 24) The prevailing fashion or mode; vogue.
  • 25) (Naut. & Com.) Forty cubic feet of space, being the unit of measurement of the burden, or carrying capacity, of a vessel; as a vessel of 300 tons burden.
  • 26) a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
  • 27) a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds
  • 28) A measure of capacity: used
  • 29) for salt, 42 bushels
  • 30) for coke, 28 bushels
  • 31) for wheat, 20 bushels
  • 32) for the carrying capacity of a ship, 40 cubic feet (this is what is called the actual tonnage: See tonnage).
  • 33) for grindstones, 15 cubic feet
  • 34) A form of -town, being the word town used in place-names, as Ashton, Hampton, Wolverton, Merton.
  • 35) for earth or gravel, 1 cubie yard, sometimes 23 cubic feet
  • 36) for timber. 40 feet of oak or ash timber, sometimes 48 or 50 feet of hewn
  • 37) for Portland stone, 16 cubic feet
  • 38) A measure of weight, equal to 20 hundred-weight or 2,240 pounds avoirdupois (the long ton), or in the United States to 2,000 pounds (the short ton).
  • 39) for lime, 40 bushels
  • 40) for potatoes, 10 to 36 bushels
  • 41) A cask; hence, a measure of capacity used for wine. See tun, 1.
  • 42) for flour, 8 sacks or 10 barrels
  • 43) The prevailing mode; high fashion; style; air of fashion. See bon-ton.
  • 44) A Middle English plural of toe.
  • 45) pl.oftoe.
  • 46) Seetone.

Definitions

  • 1) A metric unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms. Symbol: t
  • 2) colloquial, darts A score of 100.
  • 3) A metric ton.
  • 4) obsolete A tun.
  • 5) A metric ton.
  • 6) a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
  • 7) An obsolete spelling of ton.
  • 8) The metric ton or millier of the metric system, equal to 2204.6 pounds avoirdupois. Also tonneau.

Examples

  • 1) The machines can weigh hundreds of tons and must be built into cavernous radiation bunkers.
  • 2) They will fix the problem and save us a ton of money.
  • 3) No doubt he could score a ton of goals out there, too.
  • 4) But it only bleeds because I've got a ton of money and two houses.
  • 5) It has hit me like a ton of bricks.
  • 6) You heat up quickly and lose tons of weight.
  • 7) You spent a ton of money on lawyers.
  • 8) It too produced a ton and a half of gold a year.
  • 9) Rarely can a crowd have more wanted a man to score a ton.
  • 10) The car weighs nearly two tons but feels half the weight.
  • 11) That was his first run at a mile and he can come on a ton.
  • 12) In the law coming down on people like a ton of bricks.
  • 13) He used to be very heavy but has lost tons of weight.
  • 14) The big blockbusters that make a ton of money?
  • 15) It weighs a ton and still has the leg straps.
  • 16) And with it comes a ton of pressure.
  • 17) He ought to come down on them like a ton of bricks.
  • 18) The law would only come down on her like a ton of bricks if she was caught again.
  • 19) Once they score a ton the best batsmen take a fresh guard and press on remorselessly towards a double century.
  • 20) The tanker carried 230,000 tons of fuel oil.
  • 21) It took the crew a month to clean it up - they removed three tons of rubbish.
  • 22) They must ship 80 tons of equipment to the area.
  • 23) And cops are sifting through 300 tons of rubbish.
  • 24) Mile upon mile of juicy soil, ready and able to produce millions of tons of delicious food for all the world.
  • 25) I was sitting at home on my own one afternoon when the fear suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks.
  • 26) A salvage company was working out how to remove more than 500 tons of oil from the vessel.
  • 27) The ship has 11,000 tons of steel, iron and copper to be turned into reusable goods.
  • 28) Marine experts fear the dolphins have swallowed some of the 200 tons of fuel oil that spilt out of the Napoli.
  • 29) ‘The film details the story of what might happen if an atomic bomb equal to 20,000 tons of TNT were exploded at 1,000 ft above a British city of half a million people.’
  • 30) ‘Couriers ride the trikes with attached trailers, the strongest of which can take a quarter of a ton in weight, from our Walmgate offices with the latest copies of the newspaper and ferry them to various destinations.’
  • 31) ‘The feats achieved in this film make spectacular viewing, with tiny lorries hauling sacks of cement totalling several tons in weight as they climb fantastic Scottish mountain tracks.’
  • 32) ‘Scaffolding was erected around the building and the roof sections bolted on and weighted down with 80 tons of sand, suspended in two-ton bags.’
  • 33) ‘The 60 metre steel towers, which were manufactured in Denmark, were delivered in three sections and have a total weight of 90 tons.’
  • 34) ‘Altogether, though, with the palisades which were 23 feet in length and supported by marble columns at each end, the weight was 40 tons.’
  • 35) ‘More than a fifth of urban wagons weighed over three tons, with heavier weights requiring long, hard-to-manage multiple-horse teams.’
  • 36) ‘The average head of human hair can support 23 tons of weight.’
  • 37) ‘Mr Furness said the tanker was green and the cab was white. He thinks it could have been a milk tanker and was about 30 tons in weight.’
  • 38) ‘It was nine feet long, almost a ton in weight and crammed with hi-tech equipment used to probe the ocean floor.’
  • 39) ‘Every single ship in the US Navy which put to sea would have their own set of 12,000 paper maps, adding more than a ton of weight and taking up a great deal of space.’
  • 40) ‘The fruit was too hard to be pressed in a wine press and a circular stone mill was used, comprising a mill stone of about a ton in weight which stood upright in a trough and was pulled round by a pony.’
  • 41) ‘But we needed to push it, to bump-start it, which was easier said than done, with over a ton in weight to push, on a muddy field.’
  • 42) ‘Over a ton of weight was then lifted gingerly out of the soil by a crane.’
  • 43) ‘Between 1855 and 1858 the quantity of coal transported out of the district by the company had risen from 421,755 tons to 1,310,020 tons.’
  • 44) ‘He estimated that he needed between 20,000 tons and 30,000 tons of supplies each month.’
  • 45) ‘Every household in Swindon produces an average of a ton of waste each year and most of it goes into landfill.’
  • 46) ‘The cast weighed four tons and measured 16 feet.’
  • 47) ‘Yields of clover treated with the potassium-rich ash, worth up to £1,200 per ton, increased by 150%.’
  • 48) ‘We have the equivalent of four tons of high explosives for every person on earth.’
  • 49) ‘Units exported or imported were reported only in pounds, gallons, bales, bushels, short tons, dozens, bags, crates and bunches, etc., depending on the commodity.’
  • 50) ‘U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force and Army aircraft delivered several million gallons of fuel and short tons of supplies to support the operations.’
  • 51) ‘Calico's annual output was accordingly very small through 1888, probably not exceeding 250 short tons, or 500,000 pounds, valued at no more than $33,500.’
  • 52) ‘Total original resources for the five assessed coal beds are estimated at about 93 billion short tons, of which about 66 billion short tons remain.’
  • 53) ‘In the operation, 35,000 short tons of munitions were moved, but only 6,000 short tons were actually expended.’
  • 54) ‘Between August 1990 and May 1991, they also helped serve 94 million meals, stage and dispense one billion gallons of fuel, and handle 43,769 short tons of mail.’
  • 55) ‘The situation will be exacerbated as the company winds down production at its Toyoha Mine - which produced around 30 short tons of indium last year - ahead of its closing in March.’
  • 56) ‘Between 1902 and 1906, the Pacific Coast Borax Company's total sales in the United States rose from 10,500 to 12,500 short tons.’
  • 57) ‘It sent 88 vehicles, 800 short tons and 100 troops to Italy in 1999.’
  • 58) ‘In 1977 and 1978 about 5,000 short tons of potassium feldspar were mined from the Blue Spar.’
  • 59) ‘Above ground stocks in New York, too, have fallen sharply and now stand at less than 45,000 short tons.’
  • 60) ‘All the vehicles and equipment together weigh about 13,000 short tons.’
  • 61) ‘Adam thought about hitting Joe with it since the old gun weighed a short ton and had the kick of a mule when it went off.’
  • 62) ‘It can travel at speeds of up to 40 knots, transport 1,000 short tons of equipment and more than 350 combat soldiers.’
  • 63) ‘As of June 2004, this small detachment of soldiers staged and moved 5,400 short tons of cargo, and 7,000 personnel aboard 620 aircraft.’
  • 64) ‘At any given time, there are 2,500 vehicles on the road somewhere in theater, moving about 3.2 million short tons of materiel.’
  • 65) ‘A little more than a billion short tons of coal are mined each year in the United States.’
  • 66) ‘In all, 2000 tons (1.8 million kilograms) of concrete went into the building.’
  • 67) ‘The expansion will increase copper production to 300,000 short tons per year from 100,000 tons currently.’
  • 68) ‘The wing was lifted into place by a specially made crane from Valencia, which has a capacity of 2,400 tons (two million kilograms).’
  • 69) ‘The four ships will replace the smaller LSLs of the Sir Galahad and Sir Bedivere classes, which displace between 6,700 tons and 8,585 tons fully loaded.’
  • 70) ‘The ships displaced between 425 and 440 tons fully loaded, with a speed of 15 knots.’
  • 71) ‘River-class ships are just under 80 metres long and displace 1,700 tons fully loaded.’
  • 72) ‘St Albans weighs in with a displacement of 4,200 tons when she is fully loaded, and has a ship's company of around 180.’
  • 73) ‘In all we seized 40,000 tons of illegal cargo, mostly oil.’
  • 74) ‘They are about 135 feet long; each has a crew of 14 sailors and can haul 125 tons of cargo.’
  • 75) ‘There are 17,000 tons of cargo in the Chilean port of Arica that cannot be transported because the railroad between Arica and La Paz has been paralyzed.’
  • 76) ‘Shanghai port handled a record 220 million tons of cargo in 2001, up 10 per cent over 2000.’
  • 77) ‘Between them, the four vessels took in cargo totalling approximately 2,340 tons.’
  • 78) ‘With a cargo of 3,200 tons, the vessel is the biggest ship to enter the port in over twelve years.’
  • 79) ‘A general cargo of 800 tons, including a large consignment of sulphate of ammonia, has arrived at Sligo Quays from Liverpool.’
  • 80) ‘During the operation itself, the fleet secured transportation by sea of 15,860 troops and over 15,000 tons of cargoes.’
  • 81) ‘The future of many others resident in the area is in jeopardy after the tanker, broken in two, dived to the bottom of the sea with its cargo of nearly 60,000 tons of oil.’
  • 82) ‘This year over 350 million tons of cargo will pass through Rotterdam.’
  • 83) ‘It left Sharpness, South Wales on 10 October 1944 on a journey to Liverpool with a cargo of 350 tons of barley and never turned up.’
  • 84) ‘Russia's former naval facility of Baltiysk next to Kaliningrad is being converted and modernized to handle an initial 1m tons of cargo a year.’
  • 85) ‘The cargo, 4500 tons of bagged lentils, has long gone and the steel is rotting and sagging towards final, inevitable collapse.’
  • 86) ‘She was of 136 tonnes gross and just under 100 feet long and she could carry about 250 tons of cargo.’
  • 87) ‘The cargo of 2500 tons of wheat is still on board, but the priority is getting the fuel off.’
  • 88) ‘Obviously the consequence of an increasing number of voyages combined with rudimentary measuring systems was the frequent loss of ships, men, and tons of cargo.’
  • 89) ‘According to the initial investigation, the ship was capable of carrying about a thousand tons of cargo.’
  • 90) ‘The river provides transport for more than 472 million tons of cargo annually, including nearly half the grain exported from the United States.’
  • 91) ‘The new ship would use a combination of helium and hydrogen in 17 separate gas cells to give it enough lifting power to accommodate hundreds of passengers or up to 80 tons of cargo.’
  • 92) ‘From coast to coast, in international ports all over the world, thousands of tons of cargo make their way into this country.’
  • 93) ‘Another mouse click brings up a table listing each individual bunker's location, its area in square feet, and its sand capacity in cubic feet, cubic yards and tons.’
  • 94) ‘The International Maritime Organization already requires units above three hundred gross tons to carry Inmarsat-C, as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System and in accordance with the Safety of Life at Sea Convention.’
  • 95) ‘They also welded together 5,200 merchant ships totalling 39 million gross tons.’
  • 96) ‘He has nearly a million gross tons of ships under construction - worth more than $4 billion.’
  • 97) ‘The Arctic Sunrise is a medium-sized vessel, weighing 949 gross tons.’
  • 98) ‘With only 940 passengers, you get to know your shipmates; but at 49,400 gross register tons, she offers all the on-board options one could desire - sans the gimmicks of the new floating resorts.’
  • 99) ‘U.S. citizenship is still required for an owner to document a vessel and the vessel must be at least five net tons.’
  • 100) ‘Upon entering service, the QM2 becomes the largest and longest passenger ship in the world at 150,000 gross register tons (8,000 more than the Voyager of the Seas) and 1,132 feet from stem to stern (exceeding the Norway by 97 feet).’
  • 101) ‘In this era of large cruise lines and huge new ships, a small company's acquisition of a third vessel - under 20,000 gross register tons and slightly used - might pass unnoticed.’
  • 102) ‘Eventually, when lifted into place and welded, they will form a ship of 1,132 feet and approximately 150,000 gross register tons.’
  • 103) ‘At 38,000 gross register tons, this is one of their smallest ships.’
  • 104) ‘More significant from the passenger's point of view, 85 percent of the Zuiderdam's cabins are outside, and 67 percent of all staterooms have private verandas - notable for a ship of 85,000 gross register tons.’
  • 105) ‘The Ontario based company expects to ship 4.13 million net tons from its integrated steel business this year and it has entered into contracts for 52 percent of anticipated shipments, down from 58 percent in 2004.’
  • 106) ‘According to the committee, the annual growth rate, measured in 'net ton kilometers' of bulk commodities transported by railways, has declined from 5.33 per cent between 1984 and 1991 to 1.86 per cent between 1991 and 1999.’
  • 107) ‘In 1772 one of the side branches was thrown down in a violent gale and, on being measured, was found to contain about five tons of timber.’
  • 108) ‘Sources in the industry say that about 2,000 tons of timber leave Mayo and the North West every week for the south eastern processing industry.’
  • 109) ‘At present the forests there move between 80000 and 100000 tons of timber a year by road.’
  • 110) ‘Ramparts are being dug and a shipment of timber, 23 tons of English oak, was recently delivered to the site.’
  • 111) ‘The store sells a ton of books and, just as important, serves as a focus and catalyst for a community of passionate readers.’
  • 112) ‘He sold a ton of books and videos based on his fearmongering statements that the lights would turn out at midnight on January 1st, 2000.’
  • 113) ‘My friend brought along a ton of gymnastic books and magazines.’
  • 114) ‘We know he has always loved the art of campaigning, and he seems to be relishing this opportunity to sell a ton of books and also to polish up his legacy.’
  • 115) ‘We're not going to sell a ton of these, but when someone wants one, we've got them.’
  • 116) ‘I'm so proud of her because she's made a ton of friends.’
  • 117) ‘I later learned that Brandon's girlfriend had decided to invite, without telling Peter, a ton of her friends from her school.’
  • 118) ‘She knows just about everything that's going on around the school, she has a ton of friends, and she's a freshman dating a senior!’
  • 119) ‘I've just finished reading a ton of books about vampires & werewolves.’
  • 120) ‘I've got a ton of books waiting to be read and an economy size box of hot chocolate just sitting on the counter waiting to be called to duty.’
  • 121) ‘In the long run they did publish the book and made a ton of money.’
  • 122) ‘I'm sure they'll sell a ton of soundtracks that people will stop listening to in a couple months.’
  • 123) ‘I lived in this small town in Alaska with a ton of friends, and everything seemed perfect.’
  • 124) ‘Even if she didn't make a ton of friends, she still thought the school was quite alright.’
  • 125) ‘So rest assured that you made a ton of friends even before you walked in the door.’
  • 126) ‘He has a bunch of books and a ton of websites and a seemingly huge and devoted following.’
  • 127) ‘It also weighs a ton, considering it's quite a bit smaller than it's big brother.’
  • 128) ‘This two-disc set is loaded with a ton of informative, entertaining, and engrossing bonus features.’
  • 129) ‘The bell rang and Joan ran out of physics in relief, loaded down with a ton of homework.’
  • 130) ‘Our newsletters also pack a ton of useful information into a small amount of space, if I may say so.’
  • 131) ‘James failed by just three runs to hit his second successive ton when he fell for 97 at Cawood.’
  • 132) ‘Sleep had not scored a ton in the league since 1996 but made up for lost time with an imperious 151 not out.’
  • 133) ‘He said that scoring a Test ton was the pinnacle of his career.’
  • 134) ‘Gavaskar took 125 Tests to record his 34 centuries while it took Sachin 112 Tests to score his 33rd ton.’
  • 135) ‘Then, on the fourth day, Mike Gatting scored a quick ton and Ian Botham, of course, smacked Craig McDermott for six off his first ball.’
  • 136) ‘Later that summer I scored my first ton for my club side.’
  • 137) ‘What is more, Boycott scored the ton in an Ashes series and on his home ground at Headingley.’
  • 138) ‘Smith then shared mini-partnerships with Heaton and Hotham before reaching his third ton of his highly productive season.’
  • 139) ‘Thirsk's opener, Simon Barton, hit his second ton in three weeks when he made exactly 100 against Sessay.’
  • 140) ‘David Smith was left tantalisingly not out one short of his ton.’
  • 141) ‘Greg McMillan, Alex Richards and Simon Ecclestone scored half centuries, with McMillan missing out on a ton by just eight runs.’
  • 142) ‘Hicks claimed a century of his own to go 4-2 ahead, but O'Sullivan rattled off his second ton to end the first session level at 4-4.’
  • 143) ‘But Dott gets the first chance to build a break and his brilliant 106 - only his second ton of the tournament - is enough to keep him in contention.’
  • 144) ‘Ricky Ponting, who gets up and scores centuries these days with the nonchalance of a man having a shave, was facing the press after his third ton in three Tests.’
  • 145) ‘We put the fish on a stringer after determining that it was just short of the ton at 96 lb.’
  • 146) ‘As Tendulkar fell three runs short of his ton, the burgers dropped along with the jaws!’
  • 147) ‘As she lapped up the August sunshine, finished off her red wine and enjoyed Michael Vaughan's classy ton, she asked a fellow spectator which team would be playing a Test at Old Trafford the following year.’
  • 148) ‘Of the current players, Lara and Tendulkar are in a race to get to 10000 runs, with Lara well in front now on the back of his amazing quadruple ton, the first ever in test cricket.’
  • 149) ‘Last year's conqueror started the game with a century break and would have ended with another ton had he not run out of colours to pot.’
  • 150) ‘He reached a 102-ball ton at the declaration, hitting 14 boundaries.’
  • 151) ‘That's not even an exhaustive list - I'm positive there's tons I've missed out.’
  • 152) ‘Your know, you guys have got tons of great ideas but you won't be able to do anything with them unless you win some elections again.’
  • 153) ‘They love you tons and probably want to know if you're ok.’
  • 154) ‘Hopefully it will take in a lot of money and someone else will come along and do the next one tons better.’
  • 155) ‘There's tons rattling round in there, and it's yet to settle into any form that I can make use of.’
  • 156) ‘I could be gone for an hour and we could get tons done.’
  • 157) ‘Whereas the rest of the comedy takes place in closed drawing, dressing, and dining-rooms, and uses a small cast, the party suddenly opens up spatially into the world of ton or fashion.’
  • 158) ‘The ballroom was filled with all the fashionable people of the ton, and it left one to wonder if anyone had not been invited.’
  • 159) ‘Raven black curls fell riotously around her face, holding no semblance at all to the painfully tidy styles of the London ton.’

Examples

  • 1) You can make thousands of tonnes of weight savings on each plane each year.
  • 2) The car weighs three tonnes and uses a parachute to help it to stop.
  • 3) This is a picture of a tonne of weight coming off my shoulders.
  • 4) Some 8m tonnes of waste wood are consigned to landfill.
  • 5) The company said that the tanker was carrying about 275,000 metric tonnes of crude.
  • 6) At present, the site produces ten million tonnes of coal a year.
  • 7) The target for this year is to produce 5m tonnes for green fuel.
  • 8) Feeding the workforce alone requires 40 tonnes of rice per day.
  • 9) The new factory will be able to produce 45,000 tonnes.
  • 10) The stone church weighs about 750 tonnes.
  • 11) It was meant to produce 120 tonnes of fuel a year.
  • 12) The steel spire weighs about 500 tonnes.
  • 13) This would save 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year by avoiding the burning of gas and oil.
  • 14) The Exchequer already takes 32 per tonne of landfill waste.
  • 15) There is a decent-sized load bay and it will tow any trailer up to 2.3 metric tonnes.
  • 16) The pit produces 3 million tonnes of coal each year..
  • 17) Each British person will be responsible for 40 tonnes of waste ending up in a landfill site.
  • 18) That's a combined weight of 15.8 tonnes.
  • 19) Last year, demand for cocoa exceeded production by 70,000 metric tonnes.
  • 20) She has lost a tonne of weight, she says, and there are other benefits.
  • 21) Each year the world throws away about 21 million tonnes of plastic waste, which is mostly buried in landfill sites.
  • 22) It was one of the largest in Europe, consumed five million tonnes of coal and was big enough to fuel about four million homes.
  • 23) Last year, it helped organisations of all sizes to identify some four million tonnes of carbon dioxide savings and potential annual energy reductions worth 390 million.
  • 24) ‘This is a record as the average yield in the State is around four tonnes per hectare.’
  • 25) ‘We then visited this to discover that out of the six hundred tonnes, only about fifty tonnes were left by then.’
  • 26) ‘Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of cod were taken out each year, building up great fortunes for those that fished it.’
  • 27) ‘Production lines were left blackened and charred, hundreds of tonnes of ingredients were ruined.’
  • 28) ‘It stores and processes hundreds of tonnes of toxic and highly inflammable chemicals and compounds.’
  • 29) ‘Around 150 scrap cars and hundreds of tonnes of waste were burned in the blaze.’
  • 30) ‘Hundreds of tonnes of peat and debris swept down Haworth Moor near Top Withens.’
  • 31) ‘Four hundred tonnes were unknowingly imported by a Norfolk company and sold in Britain.’
  • 32) ‘There were fears hundreds of tonnes of fruit would rot unless the red-tape was lifted.’
  • 33) ‘Hundreds of tonnes of sewage was stored with the smell making life a misery for residents.’
  • 34) ‘We don't know much about what the impact is when hundreds of tonnes of gravel are removed.’
  • 35) ‘This meant that the injured leg was suddenly under more than a tonne of weight.’
  • 36) ‘Foreign air freight fell from nine tonnes to just over one tonne, a sharp drop of 85 per cent.’
  • 37) ‘They have pointed out that it takes three tonnes of wild fish to produce one tonne of the farmed variety.’
  • 38) ‘The monthly turnover is about four tonnes and she has stocked three tonnes of compost.’
  • 39) ‘This amounts to some 28 million tonnes per year, or almost half a tonne per person.’
  • 40) ‘For each tonne of cans that is re-used, 1.5 tonnes of iron ore and half a tonne of coal are saved.’
  • 41) ‘They believe that 20 tonnes of dust per acre is enough to make land fertile for a decade.’
  • 42) ‘It was 15 metres across, weighed three tonnes and had an estimated two million calories.’
  • 43) ‘An English farmer expects to get at least eight tonnes of wheat out of a hectare.’
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