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chaldron


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chaldron  \Chal"dron\,  n.  [OF.  chaldron,  F.  chaudron  kettle.  The 
  same  word  as  caldron.] 
  An  English  dry  measure,  being  at  London,  36  bushels  heaped 
  up  or  its  equivalent  weight,  and  more  than  twice  as  much  at 
  Newcastle.  Now  used  exclusively  for  coal  and  coke. 
 
  Note:  In  the  United  States  the  chaldron  is  ordinarily  2,940 
  lbs,  but  at  New  York  it  is  2,500  lbs.  --De  Colange 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chaldron 
  n  :  a  British  imperial  capacity  measure  (liquid  or  dry)  equal  to 
  36  bushels 




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