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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearm.

Usage examples (31)
  • The Egyptian cubit is about twenty — two inches of the English measure.
  • Bottom line: A cubit is the distance between some two points, wherever they are in what ever country in whatever period of history -- maybe.
  • It must be remembered, that a cubit is a foot and a half.
  • (A cubit is the length of a person's fi ngertip to his elbow.) for more
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