He had one feddan of land in his own village, but he had no time to work it or harvest it.
Every feddan he had he had honestly earned, but this was his way of offering backsheesh.
One or two little cafés we passed round the feddan, and banished any connection between them and lunch for ever and a day.
The measure of land is the feddan, equal to 1.03 acres, subdivided into 24 kirats.
As he approached it, the lanes leading to the feddan were being cleared for the mad antics of the Aissawa.
In the Egypt of to-day land is measured by feddans, the feddan (or paddmi) being the equivalent of our acre.