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litre

(US), liter
1. one cubic decimetre
2. (formerly) the volume occupied by 1 kilogram of pure water at 4?C and 760 millimetres of mercury. This is equivalent to 1.000 028 cubic decimetres or about 1.76 pints
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liter, litre

A metric unit of volume equal to 1/1000 cubic meter; equal to 61.03 cubic inches.

litre

A series of coats of arms of the pious founders of certain churches in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
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