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  • n. 1. As a liquid measure for honey and wine. Between 24 and 32 ounces. 2. A dry measure for grain. Maybe equal to 12 bushels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variant of sexter.


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  • Two days later, Machyn reported that "rod thrugh London my lade Elysabeth to Algatt, and so to the qwens grace her sester, with a M1. hors with a C. velvett cotes."

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • Even if her husband found out, though, he would not take the ten-sester back; he was a fair-minded man.

    A different flesh

  • That, he thought resentfully, was more trouble than a ten-sester was worth.

    A different flesh

  • Her life was slipping away, but for baby there was hope, and many times in her chamber loft, when Mandy Ann thought she was taking her _sester_, and so far imitating

    The Cromptons

  • The deference that was part of his railroading persona went by the board. i* stuck his face an inch from the pasnger'5 no and bellowed, "God damn you to hell, do you know that I stand to lose out on a job I have loved for twenq-five years and that my father and grandfather held before me7 I piss on your investment opportunity, and for a copper sester I'd black your eye, tool" Tilak quickly stepped between them before they could start a fight.

    A different flesh

  • And, listen, now do enhance me, oblige my fiancy and bear it with you morn till life’s e’en and, of course, when never you make usage of it, listen, please kindly think galways again or again, never forget, of one absendee not sester Maggy.

    Finnegans Wake


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