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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.

    Atlantis : the antediluvian world


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