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Hundred weight (United States, 100 pounds; U.K.,112)



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HEAVY LIFT CHARGE

A charge typically imposed when special lifting gear is required to handle a given piece of cargo, which may be of either heavy weight or of large dimensions (often referred to as 'out of gauge' when dealing with container vessels).

VISCOSITY INDEX IMPROVER

Additive that increase the viscosity of the fluid throughout its useful temperature range. Such additives are polymers that possess thickening power as a result of their high molecular weight and are necessary for formulation of multi-grade engine oils.

BAROSCOPE

An apparatus which demonstrates the equality of the weight of air displaced by an object and its loss of weight in air.

KNUDSEN-LANGMUIR EQUATION

Relationship of molecular distillation rate to vapor saturation pressure, solution temperature, and molecular weight during evaporation and no-recycle condensation.

DYNAMIC MODEL

A model of an aircraft or other object which has its linear dimensions and its weight and moments of inertia reproduced in scale in proportion to the original.

STANLIFF

A heavy wire cable attached to the mast at the hounds to support the weight of a spritsail at the heel.

PERCENTCOMPACTION

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DULONG'S FORMULA

A formula giving the gross heating value of coal in terms of the weight fractions of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur from the ultimate analysis.

BRIDGE BEARING

The support at a bridge pier carrying the weight of the bridge; may be fixed or seated on expansion rollers.

BREAK-EVEN WEIGHT

The weight at which it is cheaper to charge the lower rate for the next higher weight-break multiplied by the minimum weight indicated, than to charge the higher rate for the actual weight of the shipment.

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