Word of the Day – Dec. 5 – Cubit

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Dee Dee - Word of the Day

Dee Dee – Word of the Day

Noun: Cubit  (KYOO-bit)

Definition: Any of various ancient units of length based on the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger and usually equal to about 18 inches.

Sample sentence: The teacher explained that the ancient Egyptians did not measure in feet and yards as we do, but rather calculated measurements using the cubit.

The teacher explained that the ancient Egyptians did not measure things in feet and yards as we do but rather calculated measurements using the cubit.
Read more at http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/2013/11/20/#cmwMb4UhO6fQOWa1.99
: any of various ancient units of length based on the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger and usually equal to about 18 inches (46 centimeters)
Read more at http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/2013/11/20/#cmwMb4UhO6fQOWa1.99
any of various ancient units of length based on the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger and usually equal to about 18 inches (46 centimeters)
Read more at http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/2013/11/20/#cmwMb4UhO6fQOWa1.99
any of various ancient units of length based on the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger and usually equal to about 18 inches (46 centimeters)
Read more at http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/2013/11/20/#cmwMb4UhO6fQOWa1.99
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