This section is from the book "Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge And Useful Infomation", by David Bepler. Also available from Amazon: Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge and Useful Information.

Long Measure

48 hairbreadth equal 1 inch.

3 barleycorns equal 1 inch.

12 lines equal 1 inch.

12 inches equal 1 foot, ft.

3 feet equal 1 yard, yd.

5 1/2 yds equal 1 rod, perch or pole.

40 rods or perches equal 1 furlong

8 furlongs equal 1 mile, m.

3 inches equal 1 palm

4 in. equal 1 hand (horse meas.)

9 inches equal 1 span.

240 yds. equal 1 cable's length. 6 feet equal 1 fathom.

3 miles equal 1 league.

60 naut. or eeog. m. equal 1 dee.

69 1/8 statue m. equal

1 equatorial deg. nearly

18 inches equal 1 cubit. 21.8 inches equal 1 Bible cubit. 2 1/2 feet equal 1 military pace. 3 feet equal 1 common pace. 3.28 feet equal 1 meter. 880 fathoms equal 1 mile. 1-60 of a degree equal 1 knot. 3 knots equal 1 marine league

Long measure is used in measuring distances, where length only is considered. Cubic Measure

1728 cubic inches - | equal | 1 cubic foot. |

27 cubic feet | " | 1 cubic yard. |

40 feet of round or 50 feet of hewn timber) | " | 1 ton or load. |

42 cubic feet | " | 1 ton of shipping. |

16 cubic feet | " | 1 cord-foot. |

8 cord-feet or) 128 cubic feet) | " | 1 cord. |

108 cubic feet | " | 1 stack of wood. |

24 3/4 cubic feet | " | 1 perch of stone or masonary. |

Cubic measure is used in measuring solid bodies., having length, breadth and thickness; as timber, stone, boxes of goods, the capacity of rooms, etc.

144 square inches | equal | 1 square foct. |

9 square feet | " | 1 square yard. |

30 1/4 square yards | " | 1 square rod. |

40 square rods | " | 1 rood. |

4 roods 160 square rods | " | 1 acre. |

640 acres | " | 1 square mile. |

Square measure is used in measuring surface, as land, flooring, etc.

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