## EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUBIC

To express the cubic content of a turnip, you must be all round it at once.

The dirt contained one cent and a fifth of gold in a cubic foot.

A man will throw in from two to five cubic yards of dirt in one day.

In a cubic foot there will of course be 1728 times that number.

That a mass of ice about a cubic yard in size had fallen at Candeish, India, 1828.

More than forty million cubic yards of earth and rock were excavated.

This is because it takes a greater number of batches to the cubic yard.

A cubic foot of water weighs 62.5 pounds, and contains 7½ gallons.

This gives to each individual about eleven cubic miles of air.

In the twenty-four hours its output is 6,716 cubic yards of water.

## WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Middle French cubique (14c.), from Latin cubicus, from Greek kybikos, from kybos "cube" (see cube (n.)). Related: Cubical.