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cubit

an ancient measure of length based on the length of the forearm

Cubit

The principal measure of length used in Ancient Egypt, Babylon, Israel and Greece. It was based on the length of the forearm, and varied from 525 to 445 mm. This forearm measure was called “braccia” in medieval and Renaissance Italy, and varied from city to city.

cubit

A linear unit of measurement used by the ancients; in ancient Egypt, equal to 20.62 in. (52.4 cm).
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Using his size of the cubit, with brilliant insight he drew a map of the Land of Israel that agrees with all the requirements.
Thus: "Have them (the Israelites) make a chest of acacia wood - 2 and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.
In 1984 water flow per second in River Maritsa had measured as 2400 cubic meters also in 2006 it was measured as 1600 cubit meters.
Dessine par l'architecte Yasser Al Khalil du cabinet James Cubit and Partners, selon les recommandations de la Federation internationale de handball, il est compose d'une arene principale pour les matches de competition et de deux salles d'entrainement.
Specific topics include dynamic analysis subject to displacement harmonic excitation of a 20,000 cubit meter liquid storage tank, a review of residual life prediction for remanufacturing machine tools, a design of a warehouse monitoring system based on virtual instruments, the effects of oxygen-enriched concentration in combustion air on thermal parameters for forge furnaces, and a design of a cooperative vehicle infrastructure system based on the Internet of vehicle technologies.
For the study, the students settled on a cubit being 48.2cm long and found the ark could support the weight of 2.5 million sheep.
If we know anything of the cubit today, it probably comes from acquaintance with Hebrew Scripture and/or the Old and New Testaments.
A graduated column made of granite can be seen at the centre of the well, and is divided into 19 cubits (a cubit equals 56cm).
The length of the Hebrew cubit, the unit of measurement with which the Temple was built, was unknown.
Repeatability and increased productivity are two factors behind the popularity of the CUBIT, said Thomas Nyman, marketing manager.
Each bundle contains 650 leaf and the mat needs 12 spin; the length of each of them is 80 cubit. The project needed 234,000 date-palm leaf, she added.
Similarly Pakistan produces little over 3.5 billion cubit feet of natural gas per day, which meets just 50% of its total energy needs, and thus Statoil has tremendous prospects to invest in Pakistan and can earn lucrative profits.