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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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The next thing we know they will be passing the hat around for Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar.
Peta is considering passing the hat so that someone can buy her a heart.
more than $1,000 in two hours by passing the hat to motorists.
I have a lot of nights where I am passing the hat in Fargo, N.
The Prime Minister of the Bull Ring, Ernie McCulloch, would spot a 29a Baldwins Lane bus as his cue for a tirade against Stanley Baldwin before passing the hat round for worthy causes.