One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The amount held by a cart.
- ‘Indeed for his wedding to Isabella of Portugal in 1430 fifteen cartloads of tapestries, 50 loads of furnishings and jewels, and fifteen more of arms and armour were brought to Bruges for the wedding.’
- ‘But, when in the cacophony of sirens and horns, just past Ludhiana, a donkey dragging a heavy cartload, just froze, there was nothing to do but wait.’
- ‘Within a fortnight of the President's exhortation to agricultural scientists, farmers dumped cartloads of tomato on the streets.’
- ‘Poortman searched Sam Po Kong Temple in Semarang and confiscated three cartloads of documents written in Chinese, some of which were 400 to 500 years old.’
- ‘It was 5.30 pm and he was hurrying to the local recycling centre to sell his cartload of scrap paper before it closed at six.’
- ‘Here there are fewer cars and more ponies and traps are required to haul entire families of up to a dozen, cartloads of household appliances or mountains of hay or grass.’
- ‘Barrow-wheeling icers follow, sliding in their cartloads of crushed ice.’
- ‘The Patriarch Heraclius and his priests each paid their ten dinars, then left the city laden with gold and silver and relics by the cartload.’
- ‘Set in the 17th century, it is the story of a stubborn old woman trying to keep herself and her children alive during the 30 - Years War by following armies with a cartload of scavenged goods to sell to the soldiers.’
- ‘It's so good-looking and cheap you walk out with a cartload of stuff and feel richer than when you went in.’
- ‘The result of which is Wei's documentation of peasants out in a demolition site salvaging cartloads of bricks, sold for basically nothing, to be used to build China's new cities.’
- ‘Hearing of the huge demands, Siamese both wealthy and poor brought cartloads of jewels, precious metals and every valuable possible to the Royal Palace and offered it to His Majesty to keep the French out of Siam.’
- ‘Ten million cartloads of dirt, trees, shrubs, and plants lay the foundation for what the park is today.’
- ‘A cartload of bricks is worth about 200 yuan.’
- ‘Fernando Noronha arrived at Junction Point Charlie with his wife Francisca, five of his nine children, the family dog and a cartload of belongings.’
- ‘They spend most of August celebrating their triumphant return with elaborate parties complete with funny hats, traditional songs and, of course, cartloads of crayfish.’
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