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" An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a name is given, but subdivisions are used for many purposes. Among mechanics, the inch is commonly divided into eighths. By the officers of the revenue and by scientific persons it is divided into tenths,... "
British Almanac and Companion - Page 96
1866
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The Royal Kalendar and Court and City Register for England, Scotland ...

1889
...Yards Pole» Furlongs I Foot I Yard 1 Hod or Pole 1 Furlong I Mile !1 Degree of a Great Circle of the Earth. An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which...mechanics, the inch is commonly divided into eighths. Ну the officers of the revenue, and by scientific persons, H is divided into tenths, hundredth*,...
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A Dictionary of the Military Science: Containing an Explanation of the ...

E. S. Norman Campbell - 1830 - 304 pages
...Pole. 40 poles — 1 Furlong. 8 furlongs = 1 Mile. 69r'^ miles = 1 Degree of a Great Circle of the Earth. An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a name is given, but subdivisions are used for various purposes. Mechanics divide the Inch into eighths. By Officers of the Revenue, and by Scientific...
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Encyclopædia Americana, Volume 8

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford, Henry Vethake - 1831
...pole 40 poles 1^ 1 furlong 8 furlongs = 1 mile C9 1-15 miles — 1 degree of a great circle of the earth. An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which...by scientific persons, it is divided into tenths, hundredths, &c. Formerly, it was made to consist of twelve parts, called lines ; liut these have properly...
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Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 8

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth - 1831 - 628 pages
...rod. or pole -10 (Miles ~ furlong 8 furlongs ~ mile 69 1-15 miles — degree of a great circle of the earth. An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which...mechanics, the inch is commonly divided into eighths. ]iy the officers of the revenue, and by scientific persons, it is divided into tenths, hmidredtlis,...
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Encyclopædia Americana, ed. by F. Lieber assisted by E. Wigglesworth (and T ...

Encyclopaedia Americana - 1831 - 608 pages
...alterations in the weights and measures. The measures now in use in England and the U. States are к follows: An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a name is given, but subdivisions arc used for many purposes. Among mechanics, the inch is commonly divided into eighths. By the officers...
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Mathematics for Practical Men: Being a Common-place Book of Principles ...

Olinthus Gregory - 1834 - 427 pages
...Society's Standard 36-00135 Ramsden's bar 36-00249 Its copy, at Marischal College, Aberdeen 36-00244 An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a...by scientific persons, it is divided into tenths, hundredths, &c. Formerly it was made to consist of 12 parts, called lines, but these have properly...
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Mathematics for Practical Men: Being a Common-place Book of ... Pure and ...

Olinthus Gregory - 1834 - 480 pages
...Society's Standard 36-00135 Ramsden's bar 36-00249 Its copy, at Marischal College, Aberdeen 36-00244 An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a...Among mechanics the inch is commonly divided into eightks. By the officers of the revenue, and by scientific persons, it is divided into tenths, hundredths,...
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The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopædia: Comprehending ..., Volume 2

Luke Hebert - 1835 - 938 pages
...rod or pole. 40 poles = 1 furlong. 8 furlongs = 1 mile. 69Í mues = 1 degree of a great circle of the earth. An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a name is given, but mechanics subdivide it generally into eighths and sixteenths ; measures or " rules " are however constructed...
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The engineer's and mechanic's encyclopædia, Volume 2

Luke Hebert - 1836 - 942 pages
...furlongs = 69¿ miles = 1 yard. 1 rod or pole. 1 furlong. . 1 mile. 1 degree of a great circle of the earth. An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a name is given, but mechanics subdivide it generally into eighths and sixteenths ; measures or " rules " are however constructed...
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Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 8

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth - 1835 - 608 pages
...furlongs ~ 69 1-15 miles =. oot yard rod, or pole furlong mile (ki;Tec of a great circle of the carlh. An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a name is given, hut subdivisions are used for many purposes. Among mechanics, the inch is commonly divided into eighths....
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