Expression: LT=’Stay seven corners away from me’. An expression stated when trouble or the devil is mentioned.
Distance (also in time)
Expression: ‘Door and doorstep’ – stated to denote a very short distance, somebody who lives very close, neighbours.
Distance, far away.
Old measure approximately the length of a man’s arm, equivalent of a yard.
Measure used in games with marbles, determined by the distance between thumb and index finger when these are placed in the form of a right angle.
a) A pull, tug, stretch. b) An attraction. c) Bias, disposition. d) a stretch (of distance that needs to be covered).
Unit of measure for distance, length. approximately equivalent to a furlong or a stadia.
Plural: Għeliewi, għilwiet
A street corner away – stated in response to a request for directions.
Measure used in children’s games with marbles approximately half a hand’s span.
As far as the eye can see.
Expression: ‘in front of his eyes’ – very close, can’t miss it.