Hat

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Hat

A Turkish measure of length approximately equivalent to 2.63 millimeters. It became obsolete when Turkey made the metric system mandatory in 1933.
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But Boro's surrender was so wretched they should stick brown paper bags over their heads, pass the hat round, and refund their travelling fans for an inexcusably limp performance.
Lonnie always maintain that the music derived from parties to pay the rent, when musicians would pass the hat round after playing a few tunes.
I swear they were about to render Just One Cornetto when they paused to pass the hat round.