Hereditary Inch Measures

Hereditary Inch Measures
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The above table is prepared chiefly from Dr. Kelly’s ” Universal Cam. history; but inasmuch as he does not descend below foot measures, and the inches are then deduced by dividing his values for the feet by twelve: —the list is supplemented by positive inches, or their verbal equivalents. pouce, tomme, tum, pollegada, pulgada, &c., as contained in Weale’s Woolhouse’s “Weights and Measures.” subdivided into tenths and half-tenths,. and equal in length to one 500 – millionth of the Earth’s Axis of Rotation.