[Sca-cooks] OT: Cubits (was Re: maize and cubits)
t.d.decker at att.net
Sun Nov 29 18:44:51 PST 2009
A cubit is the distance between the elbow and the tip of the middle finger.
A quick and dirty calculation is a foot and a half, but it practice
different cubits have measured between 14 inches to almost 3 feet (IIRC).
Again IIRC, the Egyptian cubit varied between 17 and 24 inches.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robin Carroll-Mann" <rcarrollmann at gmail.com>
> Okay, I have to know if I am the only one who keeps hearing Bill
> Cosby's voice ask "What's a cubit?"
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