Duym

Duym

A Tatar unit of length equivalent to 25.44 millimeters. It was rendered obsolete when the Soviet Union began to use the metric system in 1924.
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22) Preparatory information, Anna van Assche: 'Daer die gene die besieckt zyn, zoo sy deponente heeft gehoort, den duym sluyten inde handt.
51) First information, Anna van Assche: 'Midts die kinderen in sulcke treckingen liggende, haere handen toe sloeten sonder den duym inde palm vande handt te nemen .
We're the oldest existing Jewish community in the Americas, but the rest of the Jewish world doesn't care about us," complains Lilly Duym, who runs Neve Shalom on a day-to-day basis.
RITA DE SMET, [1] * JACQUELINE VAN KAER, [1] HARTMUT LIEBICH, [2] GERRIT LESAFFER, [1] ALAIN VERSTRAETE, [3] ANNEMIEKE DHONDT, [1] PHILLIPPE DUYM, [1] NORBERT LAMEIRE, [1] and RAYMOND VANHOLDER [1]
gepaeyt, ende het niet op uwen duym en draeyt, Be content, even though things do not turn on your thumb'; tschijnt of de werelt drieuwe up sijn dume, ~it's as if the world turned oa his thumb'; and dragende de regering op hunnen duim, ~carrying the governmeat on their thumb'.