from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A unit of land used in the Middle East; its precise size depends on region and on time-period, and can range from a thousand square meters to a hectare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Persian measure of surface equal, in various localities, to from 1,000 to 1,066 square zar or from 1,294 to 1,379 square yards.


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  • Most of the money went to people inside the process, who had never grown one jerib of poppy, but received thousands of dollars.

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  • Sabari said there are 150,000 jerib, a traditional Afghan unit of measure, under poppy cultivation in the Marjah area, equivalent to 75,000 acres, nearly half the poppy cultivation in the province.

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  • I draw the line (I know it's pathetic to be drawing a line with reality TV) at causing a real person unnecessary pain and embarrassment for the sake of ratings. jerib Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 12: 16 AM EST

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