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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kilogramme kil′o-gram a French measure of weight, equal to 1000 grammes, or 21⁄5 lb. avoirdupois.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chilioi, 1000, gramma, a weight.


In literature:

The total electric work stored up is 130,000 kilogrammeters, or 7,600 kilogrammeters per kilogramme of accumulator.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 455, September 20, 1884" by Various
In 1839 there were exported 46,781,729 kilogrammes, valued at 48 million florins.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
We have just gotten a fifty kilogramme mass of nega-iron assembled.
"The Answer" by Henry Beam Piper
The total weight of the spire when completed, will be 600,000 kilogrammes, or about 1,200,000 pounds.
"Rouen, It's History and Monuments" by Théodore Licquet
A Santal woman may carry as much as fifteen kilogrammes of ornaments on her body.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Suddenly he was informed that he had a hundred and fifty kilogrammes excess of luggage.
"Railway Adventures and Anecdotes extending over more than fifty years" by Various
Butter has risen to fifty francs the half-kilogramme (about seventeen ozs., English).
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
The practical unit of mechanical work is the kilogramme-metre, the work required to raise the weight of one kilogramme to the height of one metre.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
The original suggestion had been for a limit of 3 kilogrammes, but at the Conference a proposal for a limit of 5 kilogrammes was submitted.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
The powder-magazine contained 1,000 kilogrammes of powder and 400,000 cartridges.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary
There were 500 rounds for each gun, and in addition a reserve of three million kilogrammes of powder.
"The Franco-German War of 1870-71" by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
The national photo-types of the standard metre and kilogramme, U.S. customary and metric standards.
"United States Government Publications, v. 8 Jan-Jun 1892" by Compiled
The charge for heavy goods is from sixty to sixty-five kopeks the 100 kilogrammes.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
About 400 such stems weigh a kilogramme.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Essence of Ylang-ylang is distilled in Manila and other towns; it used to fetch formerly 1000 francs per kilogramme.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
In France, the consumption of the same article rose from 1.33 kilogrammes, the average from 1817 to 1821, to 7.35 lbs.
"Principles of Political Economy, Vol. II" by William Roscher
C. would correspond to the fall of a weight of one kilogramme from a height of about 365 metres.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
Knapsack, rifle and equipment altogether weigh almost fifty kilogrammes; no soldier of any other army carries such a load.
"In the Foreign Legion" by Erwin Rosen
The kilogramme of iron falsely called a heart will never be anything more than a kilogramme of iron.
"Paris and the Social Revolution" by Alvan Francis Sanborn
English prices per lb., with equivalents in marks per kilogramme.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas

In news:

Weighing in at 261 kilogrammes and with a circumference of two metres, a meteorite which fell to earth 5,000 years ago is the largest ever found in Poland.

In science:

The unprecedented neutrino flux that such a facility will provide will allow neutrino targets with a mass of only a few kilogrammes to be used.
Summary of the Structure Function Session at Dis01
They should have masses of several tens of kilogramms in order to reduce their susceptibility to radiation pressure forces and they should have a very high reflectivity for the laser wavelength used.
Building blocks for future detectors: Silicon test masses and 1550 nm laser light