from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variable measure for liquids and grain in Spain and Portugal, ranging for liquids from 3½ to 5½ English gallons, and for grain from 3½ to 11 pints.
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The Indians engaged upon this work were paid 5 reales (63 cents) and an almud (7 quarts) of corn per week, and a daily ration of 1 pound of meat, peppers, wood, and other provisions.
Twenty men may go out to hunt a deer, or from six to ten men try to bring in four or five squirrels for a communal feast, to which all contribute the corn necessary for the tesvino, say, half an almud, more or less, according to the means of each householder.
I was told that people from the Hot Country come to gather it, each taking away about one almud to mix with their seed corn.
Water is brought in a gourd and poured into it, together with half an almud of salt.
BabylonianT almud]] and the [[Protocols of the Elders of Zion]].