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  Ton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word ton or tonne is derived from the Old English tunne, and ultimately from the Old French tonne, and referred originally to a large cask with a capacity of 252 wine gallons, which holds approximately 2100 pounds of water.
As a displacement ton the long ton is normally measured as the mass of 35 cubic feet of sea water.
The water ton was formerly used in Great Britain and equal to 224 imperial gallons (the volume occupied by a mass of one long ton under the conditions which define the imperial gallon).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ton   (1248 words)

  
 Short ton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The short ton is a unit of mass equal to 2000 lb (exactly 907.18474 kg).
In the United States it is often called simply "ton" without distinguishing it from the metric ton (or tonne) and the long ton —rather, the other two are specifically noted.
Both long and short tons are defined as 20 hundredweights, but a hundredweight is 112 pounds (which is equal to 8 stone) in the Imperial system (long or gross hundredweight) and 100 pounds in the US system (short or net hundredweight).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Short_ton   (170 words)

  
 Metric Ton Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ NaturalResearch.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The similar English units are spelt ton in English.
However, in Britain, the common people consider that its measure is very close to that of the long ton and often don't bother with the distinctive spelling; for example, even the Guinness Book of World Records accepts metrification without marking this by changing the spelling.
The ton of TNT or tonne of trinitrotoluene is a unit of energy using the tonne as a proxy term.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Metric_ton   (499 words)

  
 ton
The number of milligrams of precious metal in one assay ton of the ore being tested is equal to the number of troy ounces of pure precious metal in one 2000-pound ton of the ore.
Abbreviation, mt. By the original concept for defining masses in the metric system, a metric ton would be the mass of a cubic meter of water.
The British commercial ton of refrigeration resembles the American except that it is based on a long ton (2240 pounds) of ice.
www.sizes.com /units/ton.htm   (681 words)

  
 Units: T
1 tce represents the energy available from burning one tonne (metric ton) of coal; this is considered equivalent to exactly 0.7 tonnes or approximately 5.2 barrels of oil, or 890 cubic meters of natural gas.
In this usage, one ton is supposed to be the amount of energy released by the explosion of one short ton of TNT.
One ton of refrigeration is intended to be the power required to freeze one short ton of water at 0°C in 24 hours.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/dictT.html   (6833 words)

  
 Ton Kiang Restaurant
All of our sauces, wines, pickles, and stuffings are made from scratch in ton kiang's own kitchen using the freshest ingredients, giving you the full flavor of authentic Hakka cooking.
The Hakka people picked up dishes and ingredients from each of the regions through which they traveled and incorporated them into their cuisines.
You will find that our menu at Ton Kiang offers our interpretation of a wide variety of classic Chinese dishes as will as Hakka specialties.
www.tonkiang.net   (160 words)

  
 ton. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
A unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds (0.907 metric ton or 907.18 kilograms).
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.
Used adverbially with a or in the plural to mean “to a great degree or extent” or “frequently”: felt a ton better; has seen her tons lately.
www.bartleby.com /61/96/T0259600.html   (188 words)

  
 Dick Two Ton Baker Biography, Part 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first press mention I've ever found about Two Ton was in the January 1941 issue of the jazz journal Down Beat, which described him as a "pianist and jive singer at WJJD and WIND, who owns virtually every record the Duke Ellington band has made.
The liner notes for Baker's 1972 LP state, "'Satin Doll' was written and taught to Two Ton by Duke Ellington at a gathering at Two Ton's home one evening almost twenty years ago [the tune was indeed written in 1953].
Perhaps unsure of himself as a piano soloist at that stage of his life, Ellington invited stride master Brooks Kerr and Two Ton Baker to the stage to play examples of the music he was describing.
twotonbaker.com /2ton/bio/bio3.htm   (471 words)

  
 ton - Wiktionary
A unit of weight (mass) equal to 2240 pounds (a long ton) or 2000 pounds (a short ton) or 1000 kilograms (a metric ton).
A unit of power in refrigeration and air conditioning, equal to 12,000 Btu/h (3.517 kilowatts).
Il y a un ton entre do et ré - Doh and ray are separated by one tone.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/ton   (201 words)

  
 Questions & Answers: Ton
It is used in Regency stories of the social whirl of parties etc. of young ladies coming out.
Ton in this sense—the fashionable style—was imported from French in the middle of the eighteenth century (so it predates the Regency period, though it was common then as well).
In French ton meant, and means, one’s manner in general, but in English it referred to a person thoroughly in fashion, being—and being seen to be—in the vogue.
www.worldwidewords.org /qa/qa-ton1.htm   (267 words)

  
 Ton's Interdependent thoughts
My brother in law works with 1st Broadband, a company that sets up wireless broadband internet infrastructures in rural communities where the big telco's are unlikely to provide wired infrastructure any time soon.
And after all, if broadband is available in the countryside, it might even be possible someday to start living 'outside' and still enjoy all the connectivity I'm used to here in the city.
I am on the local committee in my home town organising all the events, and for me it is sort of the busiest and funniest day of the year.
interdependent.blogspot.com   (4205 words)

  
 BTS | Ton-Miles of Freight Shipments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As shown in the figure, Average Length of Haul by Major Commodity Group, unlike gravel and crushed stone, coal is shipped long distances from its source to users nationwide, each ton traveling an average 488 miles.
Mixed freight was the commodity that grew fastest as measured by percent change in ton-miles, increasing from 14 billion tons in 1993 to 58 billion tons in 2002—a 17 percent annual rate.
Ranked by value-per-ton, pharmaceutical products ranked highest, averaging nearly $19,000 per ton, followed by electronic, electrical, and office equipment, averaging about $18,000 per ton.
www.bts.gov /programs/freight_transportation/html/ton_miles.html   (204 words)

  
 Ton's Interdependent thoughts
Starting a week from now on Wednesday Nov. 13th, the Knowledge Management in Europe 2002 Congress will take place in Alexandra Palace in London.
The first time me and my girl friend went into this bookshop on Broad st. in 2000, the first glimpse of the Norrington Room got me grinning and running to the ATM.
The distrustful view of the world takes a more reactive stance, as it seems to me, and that is something I generally try to avoid, as it puts me on the receiving end of any potential stick almost automatically.
interdependent.blogspot.com /2002_11_03_interdependent_archive.html   (1774 words)

  
 ton
a unit of weight, equivalent to 2000 pounds (0.907 metric ton) avoirdupois
a unit of volume for freight that weighs one ton, varying with the type of freight measured, as 40 cubic feet of oak timber or 20 bushels of wheat.
a ton of jokes; tons of wedding presents.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/ton   (116 words)

  
 Wordsmyth
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a unit of interior capacity of ships, equal to one hundred cubic feet or 2.832 cubic meters; register ton.
a unit used in measuring the displacement of ships, equal to thirty-five cubic feet or a long ton of sea water.
wordsmyth.net /live/home.php?script=search&matchent=ton&matchtype=exact   (163 words)

  
 Short Ton Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ LaunchBase.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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