from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A weight of about a kilogram, or 2⅓ pounds, used in the East Indies.


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  • El ayre de la almena quando yo sus cavellos esparcía con su mano serena en mi cuello hería y todos mis sentidos suspendía.

    Feast of St. John of the Cross


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  • A unit of measure, for those Wordniks inclined to list such things.

    December 23, 2010