quintal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quintal a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
    • n quintal a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Quintal A hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds, according to the scale used. Cf. Cental.
    • Quintal A metric measure of weight, being 100,000 grams, or 100 kilograms, equal to 220.46 pounds avoirdupois.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quintal A weight of 100 pounds. The old French quintal was equal to 100 livres, or nearly 108 pounds avoirdupois. The quintal métrique, or modern quintal, is 100 kilograms, or about 220 pounds avoirdupois.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quintal kwin′tal a hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds according to the scale
    • Quintal The Quintal métrique, the modern French quintal, is 100 kilograms=220 lb. avoirdupois
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Sp. quintal, fr. Ar. qintar, a weight of 100 lbs., prob. fr. L. centenarius, consisting of a hundred, fr. centeni, a hundred each, fr. centum, a hundred. See Hundred, and cf. Kentle

Usage

In literature:

The one who stood nearest him, looking vacantly out upon the sea, was Matthew Quintal.
"The Lonely Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
Where have you put those sixty quintals of fish which belong to Emile?
"Labrador Days" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
It is a quintal of powder.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Young, who was a great favourite with the women, was hidden by them during the attack, while M'Koy and Quintal fled to the woods.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Jimmie Grimm and Bagg protested that not another quintal of fish could be stowed away.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
Quintal, Ayres do, 166, 168, 169.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
She'll take fifteen hundred quintal easy, or I judge her wrong.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
The copper extracted was of superior quality and two thousand quintals of the metal were annually exported to Spain.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Dix quintaux de ble, de foin=10 quintals of grain, of hay.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
Quintal, what are you about?
"A Modern Buccaneer" by Rolf Boldrewood
Three quintals are a crushing load for him; the steer of the meadow tosses him aloft, like a waste rag.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
The annual amount is not far from a million and a half of quintals.
"Rambles by Land and Water" by B. M. Norman
In 1895, 6672 quintals were exported from Manila, but only 462 quintals in 1896.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
Formerly there was a small quantity brought to market, and sold for 14,000 reis the quintal.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
The fishery was prosperous and produced 25,000 quintals the first year.
"History of Halifax City" by Thomas B. Akins
In some other countries, the roots are packed up promiscuously, and the article is sold by the quintal.
"Norman's New Orleans and Environs" by B. M. Norman
In 1745 a quintal would sell for a guinea.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
He jest came short of aour trip by ten quintals.
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace
Of matche, twelve hundred quintals.
"Fifty-two Stories of the British Navy, from Damme to Trafalgar." by Alfred H. Miles
A couple of days inland he discovered more copper, three quintals of which he took to S. Paulo.
"The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell" by Andrew Battell
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In news:

Plymouth Selectmen Incumbents Dick Quintal and John Mahoney are being challenged by Mike Jones and Belinda Brewster WATD Managing Editor Christine James was the Moderator.
Tokyo String Quartet w/ Samuel Quintal .
As REC continues to experience substantial growth and success, Quintal 's hiring is a welcomed expansion to the company's executive leadership roster.
Offers to Quintal And Kamensky.
Tim Quintal and Mary Calmes have a large drive-thru wood shed that holds several years worth of wood as seen at their home Thursday afternoon, November 15, 2012.
Courtesy Mary Calmes Mary Calmes and Tim Quintal pose in front of their original woodshed on their wedding day in 1977.
Photo courtesy of Guoneng Zhong The Jasper String Quartet, from clockwise, includes violist Sam Quintal, cellist Rachel Henderson Freivogel, violinists Sae Chonabayashi and J Freivogel.
Congressional candidate Matt Doheny (R-Watertown) talks about meat processing techniques with Jerry Quintal, owner of Oscar's Smoke House of Warrensburg.
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