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" For a person of average height, it is equal to about the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger, plus a hand's-breadth, the former distance being the natural cubit (for a person of such height). "
The Journal [afterw.] The Madras journal of literature and science, ed. by J ... - Page 184
by Madras literary society - 1856
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A Greek lexicon to the New Testament

Charles Robson - 1839
...fore-arm, from the wrist to the elbow; in NT e cubit, the common ancient measure of length, equal to the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger, and usually rpckoned at 1J foot; Matt. 6. 27 iriix"" fva, John 21. 8 iis OTTO ir?)xi''' SioKao-iW....
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Dr. Robinson's Greek lexicon to the New Testament condensed for schools and ...

Edward Robinson - 1851
...fore-arm, from the wrist to the elbow; in NT о cubit, the common ancient measure of length, equal to the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger, and usually reckoned at 1 foot; Matt. 6. 27 тгт)хис 'va, John 21. 8 ws cbro TrTjYcc Sm/coo't'coc....
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Madras Journal of Literature and Science, Volume 2

History - 1858
...Superficial measure. IV. Measure of Capacity. The second and third points will be first alluded to, because, as regards those two, there seems less difficulty...course no standard at all. This length is known as the hath or moolum, and averages 19g inches. *It is always translated ciibii, though invariably exceeding...
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A suggestive commentary on the New Testament. St. Luke (St. John) by W.H ...

William Howard Van Doren, Thomas Robinson - 1867
...fore arm, f rom the wrist to the elbow. In NT ambit, the common ancient measure of length, equal to the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger, and usually reckoned at 1^ foot. Robinson. 9. As soon then as they were come to laud, they saw a fire...
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Personal beauty: how to cultivate and preserve it in accordance with the ...

Daniel Garrison Brinton, George Henry Napheys - Beauty, Personal - 1870 - 346 pages
...of the head. The knee should be precisely midway between the same point and the bottom of the heel. The distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger should be the same as from the elbow to the middle line of the breast. From the top of the head to...
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Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: Being a Description of ..., Volume 2

Edward Henry Knight - Industrial arts - 1876
...comprised between the tips of the thumb and little finger when extended. The length of the font (pes). The distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger (cubit). A step = 30 inches (yradus). A double-step or pace = 5 feet (passim). The reach of the extended...
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Standing Information Regarding the Official Administration of the Madras ...

Madras (India : Presidency), C. D. Maclean - 1877 - 449 pages
...Kadum (10 miles). The basis of linear measure in the South of India is tho moolum given above, which is the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger of a full-sized man. In square measure the use of the English Acre is encouraged, Square but the following...
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Report on the Administration of the Madras Presidency During the Year 1875-76

GOVERNMENT PRESS - 1877
...Kadum (10 miles). The basis of lineal measure in the South of India is the moolum given above, which is the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger of a full-sized man. In square measure the use of the English Acre is encouraged, but the following table...
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Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kaira and Panch Mahls

Bombay (India : State) - 1879
...23 46 50 26 25 at 48 60 24 20 29 40 48 25 18 48 17 is 16 IS Chapter V. Capital. 66 DISTRICTS. hdtfi, the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger of a tall man, varies from seventeen to nineteen and half inches. It is the measure commonly used by the poorer classes....
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The merchants' handbook

William Alfred Browne - 1879
...standard. They are founded upon indefinite ideas of the breadth of a finger or length of a fore-arm. The distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger is called a Rath or Moolum. The term Hath is generally translated Cubit. The average length of the...
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