How to use Cotyle in a sentence

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  • Pheasants, ducks, geese and snipe are abundant, and Dr C. Collingwood in his Naturalist's Rambles in the China Seas mentions .Ardea prasinosceles and other species of herons, several species of fly-catchers, kingfishers, shrikes and larks, the black drongo, the Cotyle sinensis and the Prinia sonitans.

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  • The values are 1.5 times the Attic (Athenaeus, Theophrastus, &c.) (2, 18), or more closely 11 to 12 times (1/8)th of Attic. Hence, the Attic cotyle being 17.5 cub.

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  • The Boeotian system (18) included the achane; if this=Persian, then cotyle = 24.7.

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  • Or, separately through the Roman system, the mnasis of Cyprus (18) equals 170 sextarii; then the cotyle = 24.8.

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  • By the theory of the metretes being 1.5 talents Aeginetan, the cotyle would be 23.3 to 24.7 cub.

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  • By the theory (18) of 2 metretes = cube of the 18.67 cubit from the 12.45 foot, the cotyle would be about 25.4, within 0.4; but then such a cubit is unknown among measures, and not likely to be formed, as 12.4 is (3/5)ths of 20.6.

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  • It is supposed that the Panathenaic vases were intended as metretes; this would show a cotyle of 14.4-17.1.

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  • The theories of connexion give, for the value of the cotyle, metretes = Aeginetan talent --

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  • The crag-martin (Cotyle rupestris) haunts lofty cliffs in the alpine region.

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