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Page 456 - A fiithom of about 6 feet, being the distance between the tips of the fingers of the two hands when the arms are extended Ab.
Page 451 - Nouns joined with cardinal numbers should always be put in the singular. Numbers from 20 upwards are usually arranged by having the greatest number expressed first and the lesser added with the conjunction " and," eg 254783, devist-o-panjah-o-chehar - hezar-o-haftsad-ohashtad-o-se".
Page 456 - cubit', from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger; a measure of 18 inches and sometimes more.
Page xv - ... encouragement which can only be appreciated by those who have toiled for years at a work which, though a labour of love, is none the less, of necessity, more or less tedious and disheartening.
Page ix - Not only was he familiar with the Arabic and Turkish languages, which supply so many of the words in modern use in Persia, but, possessing a truly remarkable critical knowledge of his own tongue, he was enabled to afford the explanations so necessary to me.