In Arabia, 20th century, a unit of length equal to a “finger's breadth.”
Consul Bullard to the Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, October 31, 1923.
Foreign Office Annual Reports from Arabia, 1930-1960. Vol. 1, 1930-1934.
Archive Editions, 1993.
Page 58. Heaven knows what Arabic word Bullard had in mind.
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