Let his diligence when he preaches be not long, but fervid; for one onza of gold is worth more than an arroba of straw.
A measure for liquids, the eighth of an arroba, equal to about half a gallon.
By-and-by he extracted a spade, a mattock, and a skin-covered corn measure holding about the quarter of an arroba.
They are three days taking it, eating nothing in the time, and daily each one drinks an arroba and a half.
An order exists, that beef is not to be sold at more than three reals the arroba, at market.
A strong man will carry an arroba and a half daily for a distance of six leagues for a whole week.
To both classes is given one arroba of Castilian wine, and flour for the mass.
Beef is sold at three reals the arroba, or 25 lb.; mutton, for the whole sheep, six reals.
The price in Nauta is two dollars the arroba, and in Europe from forty to sixty dollars.
These are gathered, and tied up in bundles of about an arroba, or thirty-two pounds' weight.