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cantarro


cantarro


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cantar  \Can"tar\,  Cantarro  \Can*tar"ro\,  n.  [It.  cantaro  (in 
  sense  1),  Sp  cantaro  (in  sense  2).] 
  1.  A  weight  used  in  southern  Europe  and  East  for  heavy 
  articles.  It  varies  in  different  localities;  thus  at  Rome 
  it  is  nearly  75  pounds,  in  Sardinia  nearly  94  pounds,  in 
  Cairo  it  is  95  pounds,  in  Syria  about  503  pounds. 
 
  2.  A  liquid  measure  in  Spain,  ranging  from  two  and  a  half  to 
  four  gallons.  --Simmonds.