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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ardeb a unit of dry measure used in Egypt
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ardeb The principal Egyptian measure of capacity (not used for liquids), legally containing 40⅓ imperial gallons, or 5.2 United States (Winchester) bushels, or 183.2 liters. But other ardebs are in use, ranging from little more than half the above up to 284 liters; this, the ardeb of Rosetta, was at one time the commonest. See artaba.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ardeb är′deb an Egyptian dry measure of 5½ bushels.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar. irdab.


In literature:

Once no less than eighty thousand ardebs of grain was stolen from the arsenal.
"The River War" by Winston S. Churchill
Ardebant; ipsique suos, jam morte sub aegra, Discissos nudis laniabant dentibus artus.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Ardebant nuper: rapidi violentia coeli Torrebat pecudes, et languida rura premebat.
"Gustavus Vasa" by W. S. Walker
At Barcelona, he was enabled to study through the assistance of a noble and very pious lady, Isabel Roser, and a teacher, named Ardebal.
"The Autobiography of St. Ignatius" by Saint Ignatius Loyola
Ardebal (District), 167, 170.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
Soon the price per ardeb rose from twelve to twenty dollars, and latterly to sixty dollars.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate