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Amah

An ancient Hebrew unit of length approximately equivalent to 50 centimeters.
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When Teresa first arrived in Hong Kong 10 years ago, there were only 24,800 Filipina amahs at work; now there are more than four times that many, and locals complain that the women occupy the city center on Sundays, their one day off.
A generation ago, middle and upper-class Filipinos were likely to have poor Chinese as amahs.
Was it on racy Viti Levu, amah, a mauve-lit Ivy Carnot I saw?