from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An African measure of capacity, ranging at different places from 7½ to 18 gallons, used by the negroes in the sale of palm-oil, grain, pulse, etc. It may be a tub, a basket, or an earthen pot.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Mike swatted a mosquito off his ankle, lit a cigarette, and sat on the curba few steps away.

    AWAY FROM HOME • by Ryan P. Standley

  • Desi Hayden l-a depasit pe Dovizioso in ultima curba, italianul de la Honda Repsol s-a dovedit a fi mult mai puternic pe linia dreapta, Dovizioso terminand pe locul al treilea, la doar 0.011 secunde fata de "Kentucky Kid".


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.