Tons

Tons can refer to:

  • Tons River, a major river in India
  • the plural of ton, a unit of mass, force, volume, energy or power
  • short ton, 2,000 pounds, used in the United States
  • long ton, 2,240 pounds, used in countries such as United Kingdom which use the imperial system
  • metric ton, also known as tonne, 1,000 kilograms, or 2,204.6 pounds
  • slang: for many of something, "there were a ton of people at the party"
  • Tons (band), an American rock band

Other articles related to "tons":

Frederic Tudor - Biography
... outside dimension, nineteen feet square on the interior, and sixteen feet high, holding some 150 tons of ice ... (at 40% interest) for a shipload of limes, oranges, bananas, and pears, preserving it with 15 tons of ice and 3 tons of hay ... On May 12, 1833 the brig Tuscany sailed from Boston for Calcutta, its hold filled with 180 tons of ice cut during the winter ...
Freshwater Prawn Farming
... crayfish and crabs) in 2003 was about 280,000 tons, of which China produced some 180,000 tons, followed by India and Thailand with some 35,000 tons each ... Additionally, China produced about 370,000 tons of Chinese river crab (Eriocheir sinensis) ...
KZ1 (yacht)
1903 43.89 m (144.0 ft) 27.43 m (90.0 ft) 1,501 m2 (16,160 sq ft) 67.05 m (220.0 ft) 189 tons Ranger 1937 41.15 m (135.0 ft) 26.51 m (87.0 ft) 701 m2 (7,550 sq ft) 46.98 m (154.1 ft) 166 tons KZ1 ...
Sperm Whale - Description - Size
... Average sizes Length Weight Bull 16 metres (52 ft) 41,000 kilograms (40 long tons 45 short tons) Cow 11 metres (36 ft) 14,000 kilograms (14 long tons 15 short tons ... Whale measures 12.8 metres (42 ft) and weighs up to 15 short tons (14,000 kg) ... metres (60 ft) in length or 51,000 kilograms (50 long tons 56 short tons) in weight ...
RFA Black Ranger (A163)
... Its role was to refuel the RAF flying boats, and carried 2,600 tons of fuel oil, 550 tons of diesel, and 90 tons of petroleum ...

Famous quotes containing the word tons:

    Coal is a portable climate. It carries the heat of the tropics to Labrador and the polar circle; and it is the means of transporting itself whithersoever it is wanted. Watt and Stephenson whispered in the ear of mankind their secret, that a half-ounce of coal will draw two tons a mile, and coal carries coal, by rail and by boat, to make Canada as warm as Calcutta, and with its comfort brings its industrial power.
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    People think that at the top there isn’t much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.
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    A man shall perhaps rush by and trample down plants as high as his head, and cannot be said to know that they exist, though he may have cut many tons of them, littered his stables with them, and fed them to his cattle for years. Yet, if he ever favorably attends to them, he may be overcome by their beauty.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)