In Central America, 20th century, a unit of length, literally, a “third.”
|Costa Rica||27.866 centimeters (approximately 10.971 inches), a third of a vara.
A synonym for the pie.
[Costa Rica. Ministerio de formento.]
United Nations, 1966.
|El Salvador||= 1 foot, 30.48 centimeters, a third of a yard (UN, 1966)|
|Guatemala and Nicaragua||28.0 centimeters (approximately 11 inches), a third of a vara. (UN, 1966)|
|Mexico||279.333 millimeters, a third of a vara.
Galván Riviera, 1844. Excerpt in Spanish with English translation.
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