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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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In the tradition of the wandering poet, each night he read his poetry in pubs, village halls, churches, and libraries, and passed the hat to earn food and shelter for the night.
We did not have a sponsor, so we passed the hat. In 1975 the first issue, volume 1 (Spring 1975), was published.
Finally, he took his efforts to his mom's Rotary Club, which passed the hat for an additional $900-plus.