Entreating: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 166 pages
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Use in Literature CubitsIt is the men who are concerned about the cubits, the cedar wood, the Urim and Thummim of the Tabernacle; woman walks straight into the Holy of Holies.ndash;James Lane Allen in The Reign of Law.In this particular Crevel flattered himself that he had overtopped his worthy friend Birotteau by a hundred cubits.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Cousin Betty.The Temple was guarded by the tower of Antonia, situated at the corner of the two cloisters, upon a rock fifty cubits high, overlooking a precipice.ndash;Norman Bentwich in Josephus.The far lights shone like pale ghosts of lights through the driving mist, and in them loomed two weird forms that seemed an hundred cubits high.ndash;William Cowper Brann in Brann The Iconoclast, vol 1.How all the kinds of creatures, not only in their own bulks, but with a competency of food and sustenance, might be preserved in one ark, and within the extent of three hundred cubits, to a reason that rightly examines it, will appear very feasible.ndash;Thomas Browne in Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, et al,.Doctors also differ as to its size; the popular measurement is three cubits broad and a little more than five in length.ndash;Richard Burton in Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, vol 2.Finally, he paved the Mataf, or circuit, ten cubits round with the remaining slabs, and increased the Harim by taking in the nearer houses.ndash;Richard Burton in Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, vol 2.He gave the house a double roof, closed the western door, and raised the eastern four cubits and a span above the Mataf, or circuit, which he paved over.ndash;Richard Burton in Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, vol 2.Ibn Jubayr declares the depth of the stone unknown, but that most people believe it to extend two cubits into the wall.ndash;Richard Burton in Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, vol 2.This Mosque was a square of a hundred cubits.ndash;Richard Burton in Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, vol 1.

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