from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A land-measure of the Levant, consisting of as much as a yoke of oxen can plow in a day.


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  • Smallholdings characterize Egyptian agriculture; about 50% of holdings have an area less than 0.4 ha (1 feddan).

    Water profile of Egypt

  • It included several strategies to ensure satisfying the demands of all water users and expanding the existing agricultural area at that time of 7.8 million feddan (about 3.12 million ha) by an additional 1.4 million feddan (about 560,000 ha).

    Water profile of Egypt

  • Landholders were forbidden to own more than 200 feddans (1 feddan = 1.038 acres) and were compensated for sequestered land.

    1951, Oct. 8

  • The cultivatable area grew from 4.8 million to 5.7 million feddans (1 feddan is equal to 1.038 acres).

    1876, April

  • As if that was not enough, she gave him command of the fourth division of chariots, and issued him a warrant that would entitle him to one hundred feddan of prime land on the river-bank when we returned to Thebes.

    River God

  • He had, with my prompting, finally decided on five thousand gold rings and one hundred feddan of prime irrigable land as being a suitable gift for a royal wedding.

    River God

  • 'Let us say, five thousand gold rings and fifty feddan of land? not on the riverfront, mind you.'

    River God

  • Wednesdays, and Fridays in the feddan, where they sit upon the ground packed in hundreds, their chickens, eggs, butter, and produce in general in their laps and at their feet.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • We crossed the great open feddan, all deserted, and I strained my eyes for a glimpse of her tall figure beside that of S ` lam's -- in vain.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • One or two little cafés we passed round the feddan, and banished any connection between them and lunch for ever and a day.

    In the Tail of the Peacock


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