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LITRE. A French measure of capacity. It is of the size of a decimetre, or one-tenth part of a cubic metre. It is equal to 61.028 cubic inches. Vide Measure.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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I recommend a 4pm until midnight Sky Sports Darts session, accompanied by 70 centilitres of Courvoisier and a 200 gram tub of Twiglets.
With his free time, he offers all curious wanderers cardamom-infused centilitres of Arabic coffee in tinier than espresso cups; with or without milk.