picul


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a unit of weight used in some parts of Asia

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Coffee,-- Government * 960,069 piculs 909,959 piculs Private trade * 99,971 " 94,249 " Total 1,060,040 piculs 1,004,208 piculs Sugar, --Government * 831,970 piculs 880,261 piculs Private trade * 372,215 " 368,184 " Total 1,204,185 piculs 1,248,415 piculs Tea.
Concerning the price level, the bureau said the average auction price for live pigs was $1,385 per picul for December.
He then washed these himself and gave them back to the servants, not daring to let the Lord of Ten Thousand Piculs hear about it.
The seller generally obtains at the rate of 75 to 80 dollars for his Salt per picul by this Singular trade but it is attended with an immense trouble and also very great danger and risk, the Dyers in the neighbourhood often attacking the traders when off their Guard, but they never do [illeg.
In a fourth case five years later, Zhu prosecuted his vice-minister of revenue, Guo Huan, for embezzling millions of piculs of government grain.
The first major sales of certificates in the Ming took place in 1451, 1453, and 1454 with the per certificate price of 5 piculs of rice and having it transported to Guizhou.
Situated on the Grand Canal with ready access to the sea, Tianjin developed rapidly during the fifteenth century as a key link in the grain transport system; three to four million piculs of grain passed through the city annually.
Our lord has held the post [with a salary] of two thousand piculs (shi) [of grain] six times.