Definitions

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  • n. An Egyptian or Persian measure of length, varying from thirty-two to sixty stadia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An Egyptian or Persian measure of length, varying from thirty-two to sixty stadia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ancient Egyptian measure of length (in Egyptian called atur), originally (according to St. Jerome) the distance which a relay of men attached to a rope would drag a boat up the Nile.

Etymologies

Latin schoenus, from Ancient Greek σχοῖνος (skhoinos, "a rush, a reed, a land measure"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Bill Clinton is still on the schene and lied to congress.

    South Carolina Lt. Gov. asks Sanford to step down

  • I am reminded of that Woody Allen schene where the sperm discover at the last minute that masterbation was involved.

    Discovered: the basis of human civilization.

  • +I+ch iseh þ̵ schene ⁊ þ̵ brihte fer ` r´eden of þe eadi meidnes ilikest towart engles. ant feolohlukest wið ham blissin ⁊ gleadien. þe libbinde iflesche ou {er} gað  {270} flesches lahe ant ou {er} cumeð cunde þe leadeð heouenlich lif in eorðe as ha wunieð hare murhðe. ⁊ hare blisse. þe feierl ` e´ac of hare wlite. þe swetnesse of hare song {;} ne mei na tunge tellen.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • And in the evening the savages suspended a band of seawan, and some other stringed seawan that the chief had brought with him from the French savages as a sign of peace and that the French savages were to come in confidence to them, and he sang: "Ho schene jo ho ho schene I atsiehoewe atsihoewe," after which all the savages shouted three times:

    Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664

  • And then, that everything should be firmly binding, they called or sang: "Ha assironi atsimach koo kent oya kayuig wee Onneyatte Onaondaga Koyocke hoo hanoto wany agweganne hoo schene ha caton scahten franosoni yndicho."

    Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664

  • It is blowing hard to-day, with a dull grey sky, and skits of rain; so I see no prospect of "vah-rying the schene!" as there are no carriages but open ones.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • ACC has already been partly privatised under Labour by way of the 'accredited employers' schene that allows larger companies to switch to private providors of accident cover.

    frogblog

  • So, these illuminatis can try all they want with their little social engineering schene, but you can't change the laws of nature.

    henrymakow.com

  • Just Like Heaven: Tribute to the Cure: Just Like Heaven: Tribute to the Cure yo christian schene ..... wayne really does play the guitar bubs ... and im gonna have to back

    Prefix

  • The author of our religion must either have been, truly and indcedy what he declares himself; the Son of Goif and Saviour of the world, and his religion a Divine appmait - merit; or he must have been an impostor, or an enthusi - ast, or madman, and his religion eidier a secular schene, an involuntary delusion, or a pious fraud.

    The Dignity of Human Nature, Or, A Brief Account of the Certain and Established Means for ...

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