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  • n. A grain measure equal to 3.47 cubic feet, used in the Philippine Islands.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A grain measure equal to 3.47 cubic feet, used in the Philippine Islands. Also cavan.

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Examples

  • But this is also the ideographic glyph for caban (earth), symbolizing her role as an earth goddess.

    Mesoamerican Religion: Symbolism of the Gods Part One

  • Skeat considers the English word was taken from the Welsh _caban_, rather than from the French, and that the original source for all the forms was Celtic.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • English forms was _cabane_ or _caban_, and thus seems to be an adaptation of the French _cabane_; the French have taken _cabine_, for the room on board a ship, from the English.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • Planted in good land it gives about 200-fold, and two crops in the year = 400-fold per annum; but the setting out of one caban of maize grain occupies five times the surface required for the planting of the same measure of rice grain.

    The Philippine Islands

  • An ordinary caban of land is 8,000 square Spanish yards (_vide_ Land Measure, p. 271), and this superficie derives its denomination from the fact that it is the average area occupied by the planting out of one caban measure of rice grain.

    The Philippine Islands

  • The maize caban of land is quite a special measure, and is equal to 5 rice cabans.

    The Philippine Islands

  • (Tagálog, _palay_) by the caban and its fractions; the caban dry measure is as follows, viz: --

    The Philippine Islands

  • At the end of eight years, more or less, according to how the quality of soil and the situation have influenced the development, there would remain, say, about 2,400 plants in each caban of land, or 1,728 plants per acre.

    The Philippine Islands

  • The customary charge for husking and winnowing a caban of paddy is

    The Philippine Islands

  • The selling value of a plantation, in full growth, was about P250 per caban, or, say,

    The Philippine Islands

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  • House or dwelling place.
    Omo where you caban dey?

    October 17, 2011