In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of cod were taken out each year, building up great fortunes for those that fished it.
- This meant that the injured leg was suddenly under more than a tonne of weight.
- Hundreds of tonnes of sewage was stored with the smell making life a misery for residents.
- It was 15 metres across, weighed three tonnes and had an estimated two million calories.
- They have pointed out that it takes three tonnes of wild fish to produce one tonne of the farmed variety.
- They believe that 20 tonnes of dust per acre is enough to make land fertile for a decade.
- Four hundred tonnes were unknowingly imported by a Norfolk company and sold in Britain.
- We don't know much about what the impact is when hundreds of tonnes of gravel are removed.
- This amounts to some 28 million tonnes per year, or almost half a tonne per person.
- It stores and processes hundreds of tonnes of toxic and highly inflammable chemicals and compounds.
- Hundreds of tonnes of peat and debris swept down Haworth Moor near Top Withens.
- Production lines were left blackened and charred, hundreds of tonnes of ingredients were ruined.
- An English farmer expects to get at least eight tonnes of wheat out of a hectare.
- Foreign air freight fell from nine tonnes to just over one tonne, a sharp drop of 85 per cent.
- The monthly turnover is about four tonnes and she has stocked three tonnes of compost.
- For each tonne of cans that is re-used, 1.5 tonnes of iron ore and half a tonne of coal are saved.
- Around 150 scrap cars and hundreds of tonnes of waste were burned in the blaze.
- This is a record as the average yield in the State is around four tonnes per hectare.
- We then visited this to discover that out of the six hundred tonnes, only about fifty tonnes were left by then.
- There were fears hundreds of tonnes of fruit would rot unless the red-tape was lifted.
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