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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bahar A weight used in certain parts of the East Indies, varying considerably in different localities, the range being from 223 to 625 pounds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bahar An Eastern measure of weight, varying considerably in different localities and according to the substances weighed. In Mozambique it is about 250 pounds, in Mocha 450 pounds, in Sumatra and Ceylon 440 pounds. It is also used as a measure of capacity.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. bahār, from bahara, to charge with a load


In literature:

BAHAR (263), a town on the Ganges, 34 m. SE.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
For fifteen yards of inferior cloth, they had one bahar.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X" by Robert Kerr
The people of the Susan were rejoiced at our arrival, having already provided 600 bahars of pepper, and sixty-six bahars of cloves.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII." by Robert Kerr
During a period of such violence and anarchy, peaceful industry was suspended, and extensive emigrations took place to Bahar and Orissa.
"Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)" by James Emerson Tennent
The word is found variously spelled, "bahare," "bare," and "vare.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XVIII, 1617-1620" by Various
The army, on its crossing the Bahar el Abiud, encamped on the point of land just below which the Bahar el Abiud and the Nile join each other.
"A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar" by George Bethune English
This, as well as opium, is far the greater part the produce of the province of Bahar.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Ditto of Bahar Sudan, 448.
"An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa" by Abd Salam Shabeeny
Opposition of Datu Bahar at Pappar.
"British Borneo" by W. H. Treacher
A chief named Schitab Roy had been entrusted with the government of Bahar.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Twenty farazolas are one bahar.
"A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar" by Duarte Barbosa
By the Turks, it is called Ula Deguisi, and by the Arabs, Bahar Loth and Almotanah.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School
Cultivation extends over the eight miles from Hamadan to Bahar.
"Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)" by Isabella L. Bird

In news:

Sections of the screens surrounding Al Bahar Towers are computer-controlled to respond to the sun's movement, unfolding like umbrellas when the sun hits them.
Dany Bahar, the former CEO of Group Lotus, has issued court proceedings against the car manufacturer and its owners DRB-Hicom for wrongful dismissal.
Fired CEO Bahar Files Claim Against Lotus.
Dany Bahar, former chief executive officer of Group Lotus Plc.
Following a suspension last month amid an investigation into misconduct--likely related to his use of company funds to extensively refurbish his several houses--Lotus CEO Dany Bahar has been fired, effective immediately.
5 Questions with Dany Bahar .
Ian Adcock recently sat down with Lotus chief Dany Bahar to discuss the British marque's onslaught of new products, and to ask this important question: Would Lotus founder Colin Chapman approve.
Lotus is planning to power the new Esprit with its own design for a V8 engine, company boss Dany Bahar has revealed to Autocar.
Rabbi Elizabeth Bahar, at left, and Yoga Center owner Annette Huff-Beresford look through "Yoga Shalom," a book on yoga by Maryland-based Jewish cantor Lisa Levine.

In science:

Ozkan, S. B., Bahar, I., and Dill, K. A., (cid:147)Transition states and the meaning of φ-values in protein folding kinetics,(cid:148) Nat.
[email protected] and [email protected]: Using distributed computing to tackle previously intractable problems in computational biology
Despite the extreme simplification, these models capture the basic topology of a structure and generate predictions on the flexibility and preferred modes of motion of proteins that are in general agreement with experimental data (Bahar & Rader, 2005).
Protein structural variation in computational models and crystallographic data
We have shown recently that a similar strengthening of force constants between covalently bound residues resulted in greatly improved variance prediction quality for an isotropic ENM (Kondrashov et al., 2006), compared with the single force constant GNM (Bahar et al., 1997).
Protein structural variation in computational models and crystallographic data