from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient Egyptian measure of capacity, said to be equal to 4.5 liters, or one imperial gallon.
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When the European conjurer cried out to the demon, "Hilka, hilka, besha, besha," he had no idea that he was repeating the very words of a people who had perished ages before, and that they signified Go away, go away, evil one, evil one.
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