In Mexico, a unit of length, = ¹⁄₃ dedo = ¹⁄₁₄₄ vara, about 5.82 millimeters. The word also means “straw”.
Galván Riviera, 1844. Excerpt in Spanish with English translation.
A unit of water flow. See Mexico Water units.
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