from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A measure of capacity used in Sumatra and Penang (in the Strait of Malacca), equal in the former island to 63 cubic inches, in the latter to 68. It is about equal to a Winchester quart.


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  • (n): a marriage or wedding canopy that the bride and groom stand beneath in a Jewish wedding ceremony

    January 21, 2008