Chaldron

Chal"dron

(?), n. [OF. chaldron, F. chaudron kettle. The same word as caldron.] An English dry measure, being, at London, 36 bushels heaped up, or its equivalent weight, and more than twice as much at Newcastle. Now used exclusively for coal and coke.
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In the United States the chaldron is ordinarily 2,940 lbs, but at New York it is 2,500 lbs. De Colange.
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Cha*let"

(?), n. [F.] 1. A herdsman's hut in the mountains of Switzerland.
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Chalets are summer huts for the Swiss herdsmen.
Wordsworth.
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2. A summer cottage or country house in the Swiss mountains; any country house built in the style of the Swiss cottages.
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