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n. (plural of tonne English)

Usage examples of "tonnes".

A good-sized colony of about two hundred and fifty thousand can eat two to four tonnes of insects each night.

Every few years, agricultural authorities spray literally tonnes of insecticide on the developing swarms.

We sat at a round table, surrounded by clay tablets that represented millions of sheep, tonnes of barley, stacks of iron and nearly all the archers ever minted.

I asked what had become of all those tonnes of gold from Babylon, I was told that they had been used for the invasion of Greece.

Avila you will be able to see if you want the ring ringer of St Teresa, and at Alba de Tonnes, near Salamanca, I can show you a whole hand of hers.

The sphere was filled with eleven hundred tonnes of heavy water on loan from Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.