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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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"Once again he bartered his way from start to finish, giving readings and passing the hat around, inviting the audience to put in whatever they thought it worth.
The government of Venezuela, which was not kept informed about the conversations, is now surprised and discredited by a political blow, and is passing the hat between Beijing and Riyadh without much success, trying perhaps to play down the importance of the enormous chasm that has opened with the island that could completely change the balance of power within the Alba group and the continent.
Having suddenly concluded that the Russian Bear is back from hibernation and that the alliance has little or no ammunition in its tickle trunk to scare it off, terror-stricken leaders started passing the hat around, reminding their allies that there is a price of admission to their little club.
The next thing we know they will be passing the hat around for Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar.